EIU Students Do Living History for Women’s History and Awareness Month

Each year the Living History Program, sponsored by EIU’s Women’s Studies Program, recruits students to portray women in history at local elementary schools during Women’s History and Awareness Month in March. On February 26, four EIU students partook in The Living History Premier Presentation, an event open to the public, at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library.  For more information about the Living History program, please visit the Women’s Studies Program’s website.  You also can read about this year’s Living History Premier Presentation over at the the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier, and find more information about this year’s Women’s History and Awareness Month at the Women’s Studies’ WHAM page.

From left to right: Cayla Wagner, Ashley Samoska, Taylor Yangas, Amy Wywialowski

From left to right: Cayla Wagner, Ashley Samoska, Taylor Yangas, Amy Wywialowski

EIU History major, Cayla Wagner, portrays Genevieve (Audrey) Wagner. Audrey Wagner was an all-star outfielder in the  All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

EIU History major Cayla Wagner portrays Genevieve (Audrey) Wagner. Audrey Wagner was an all-star outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

EIU English major Ashley Samoska portrays portrays rock legend Joan Jett.

EIU English major Ashley Samoska portrays portrays rock legend Joan Jett. The feminist icon is well known for her 1982 #1 hit “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

EIU HIstory major Taylor Yangas portrays Irena Sendler. Sendler, a Polish nurse, smuggled more than 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto to safety during the Holocaust.

EIU HIstory major Taylor Yangas portrays Polish nurse and activist Irena Sendler. Here, Yangas explains how Sendler smuggled more than 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.

EIU History major Amy Wywialowski portrays Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

EIU History major Amy Wywialowski portrays Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

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