National Archives at Kansas City

Girls, Women, and International Education Panel Discussion

National Archives at Kansas City

March 1, 2017


For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072


On Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with the American Association of University Women-KC Branch, will host a panel discussion focusing on the status of women and girls in international education. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m.  

Women’s History Month is an annual celebration of women’s accomplishments and achievements in history and contemporary society within the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Annually, America celebrates the achievements of women in March. This year as a part of that effort a panel of speakers will highlight international aspects of education for women and girls. Topics included will focus on how girls and women are educated abroad; the benefits and outcomes of gender parity and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); and an overview of inbound/outbound international students’ experiences in obtaining their education.

Panelists include Angela Markley Peterson, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad at Park University, Kimberly Connelly, Senior International Officer at University of Kansas Medical Center; and Dr. Tom Patterson, Professor and Director of International Education at Johnson County Community College. This program is presented in partnership with the American Association of University Women-KC Branch.

Reservations are requested for this free film by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit   

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