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The Security Assistance Command will hold this year’s Women’s History Month observance for the Team Redstone Equal Employment Opportunity Office on April 20 at 10 a.m. in Bob Jones Auditorium. This event was rescheduled from March.

The theme of this year’s Women’s History Month observance is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.”

The observance honors the accomplishments and contributions of women from the past and recognizes their impact on the force of today. This is a time each year for everyone to reflect on the pioneering efforts women have made to make this nation strong, as well as inform and educate people about the important roles and contributions that women have played in this nation’s history.

The keynote speaker is Michelle D. Bernard, a lawyer, political and policy analyst media commentator, author and president and chief executive officer of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy.

“As we celebrate women’s history month, let us have the courage, like those brave women who came before us, to challenge immoral and unjust laws,” Bernard said in describing a mother who had challenged a law concerning public schools.

In January Bernard was awarded the Anvil of Freedom Award for journalism and democracy by the University of Denver’s Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media. She was named as a “Rising Star” in the November 2014 issue of Essence magazine on its annual “Money & Power” list.

Bernard is a political analyst on CNN and MSNBC, and regularly appears on shows such as “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “The McLaughlin Group.”

The April 20 event will also include the presentation of awards to the Women’s History Month essay and display contest winners.

For more information about the program, call Terrian Hicks at 450-5628.

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