By Marilyn Russell

By Shannon Frost Greenstein

This week’s Remarkable Women have devoted themselves to the service of others, assisting those in need and taking steps to improve the quality of life for us all.

First, we meet Julie Powers, the inspiration behind “Rockin’ for the Cure“.  Rockin’ for the Cure is a local concert which raises funds for those recovering from cancer diagnoses.  This event brings thousands together for the Rock and Roll extravaganza of the year, with national performers and local talent on hand.  Proceeds go towards Bringing Hope Home, a nonprofit which offers financial and emotional support to local families battling cancer.  This year, the event is March 25th at the Philadelphia Ballroom.

Next, we’ll hear from Amanda Owen, Founder and President of the Justice Bell Foundation.  Amanda is promoting an event titled, “Time’s Up!  The Women’s Rights Movement:  Successes, Lessons Learned, and How We Can Move Forward Together.”  In honor of Women’s History Month, there will be talks on the original Pennsylvania suffragists who fought for the vote, Philadelphia activism in the 1960s and 1970s, and a look at the current #MeToo movement through the lens of female activism in the 21st century.  Jean Hunt and Salima Suswell will join Amanda and the Justice Bell Foundation for these presentations and a group discussion on Monday, March 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library.




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