Pennsylvania Commission for Women launches role models photo exhibit

April 30, 2009

The State Museum of Pennsylvania has opened a new exhibit “Voices: African American and Latina Women Share Their Stories of Success,” to raise awareness about the critical need for young girls to have visible role models.

The exhibit is adapted from the Pennsylvania Commission for Women’s successful book of the same name and will be on display at the museum through March 2010. The book and the exhibit portray 50 African American and Latina women through stunning portraits and stories told in their own words. Each woman featured in the exhibit is a Pennsylvania resident who has reached the top of her field in law, medicine, communications, business, technology, the arts, education and government. Eight of the featured role models are from the Harrisburg area. Deborah Davis, D.S.W., manager, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Employment Equity at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, is one of the local role models featured in the exhibit.

(Media Contacts)

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