On Tuesday Evening, March 18, 2014. in the Tyler Public Library auditorium, the Tyler Together Race Relations Forum and the Tyler Public Library hosted the monthly Cultural Diversity Gathering.
Dressed in period costume, Ms. Vicki Betts, professional librarian at the Muntz Library, UT-Tyler, presented a power point of images she calls “Smith County Suffragettes” telling a story of Smith Co. Texas women who helped achieve passage of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution.
Women Rights Making Progress In Pakistan
Mrs. Javaid, hosted by Tyler’s First Presbyterian Church, related some of her life story and work, including an initiative called “Struggle-Hope-Empowerment” (S-H-E), a program she supervises that has grown from helping abused women and children, to including literacy, shelter, and vocational training in 15 villages in Pakistan. “S-H-E” involves both Muslim and Christian leaders.
Bringing it home to Tyler, the program concluded with remarks from Judge Judith Guthrie, about the “Women in Tyler” group she helped found 15 years ago, to celebrate Women’s History Month and honor women who have contributed to the quality of life in East Texas.
Their annual luncheon is on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Rose Garden Center.