Tuesday, March 20, 2007

In Celebration of Women's History Month: Honoring my Mother and Grandmother

For Women's History month, I would like to give mention to my mother and grandmother--two amazingly strong and loving women who helped to make me who I am today. I celebrate their determination and strength.



My mother (left) and grandma (right) in a photo from my high school graduation



My grandmother, Verona Straka Figlar (left) and her niece Mary Straka c. 1922



To celebrate these two wonderful women, I wrote an article a few years ago based on a presentation I made at the 2003 CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES conference:

"Silent Voices: Idenfiying the Historical Significance of Slovak Immigrant Women"

which appears in: Selected Papers from the 2003 SVU North American Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 26-28 June 2003.

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