The Women’s Campus Connection at Fresno State, in partnership with the Women’s Resource Center, Women’s Studies and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) hosted a commemoration of Jane Addams’ birthday on Sept. 6 at the Peace Garden.
Addams was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). She was a philosopher, humanitarian, author, teacher and leader for world peace and women’s suffrage. She served as the national chair for the Women’s Peace Party and was first president of WILPF.
Addams, who lived from 1860 to1935, is remembered as a great influence on social, political and economic reform in the United States and around the world.
The commemoration was held at the life-sized statue of Addams unveiled in the Fresno State Peace Garden in 2006.
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