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Presenter: Roxanne Klingensmith

Date: Monday, Oct. 24th

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn

Who was Jeannette Rankin of Montana? What life experiences significantly formed and informed her? How did the all male congress in 1916 view this first woman to be elected to their hallowed house? How did her service in the U.S. House of Representatives (1917-19 and 1941-43) shape the direction of the rest of her life? What about her life after her time in Congress? What legacy has she left for us today? Explore these questions and more as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Jeannette Rankin’s election to the US Congress.

Presenter Bio: Roxanne Klingensmith is an ordained Deacon assigned to St. James Episcopal Church, Bozeman, and the Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana. She is active in community organizations particularly having to do with social justice issues. Roxanne has lived in Bozeman since 1981.


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