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November 14, 2005
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations 218 726-8830
Wy Spano, Director, UMD Center for Advocacy and Political Leadership 218 726-6658

UMD Presents Lecture by Six Iron Range Women Miners
Involved in Landmark Case


UMD Center for Advocacy and Political Leadership will present the third in its series of public affairs lectures, Saturday, November 19 at 12 noon in Bohannon Hall 90. Speakers will be six Iron Range women miners involved in the first sexual harrassment class action lawsuit, initiated by Lois Jenson, regarding working conditions in the Eveleth mine. The lecture is free, and the public is cordially invited.

The book "Class Action" and the new movie release "North Country" are based on this landmark case.

The six women who are speaking, Judy Henry, Sue Ann Succio, Dee Sabin, Gloria Husby, Cherie Manner, and Nan Duchene, were among the first females hired as miners. They witnessed both the harrassment and the changes in employment practices brought about by the landmark case.

"We're attempting," said Wy Spano, Director of the UMD Center for Advocacy and Political Leadership, "to bring in speakers who will be of interest to our masters degree classes here at the Center, and also interesting to those in the Twin Ports interested in public policy."

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