from the director
Ali P. Crown 85C
interwoven have been our lives, our purposes and experiences,
that, separated, we have a feeling of incompleteness—united,
such strength of self-assertion that no ordinary obstacles,
difficulties, or dangers ever appear to us insurmountable.
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, describing her long
and fruitful association with sister suffragist Susan B. Anthony
The spring 2007 issue of Women’s News & Narratives is
about possibilities. As is our tradition, these shared reflections
focus on the many events and relationships that fill up our lives,
relationships very much like the one described by Cady Stanton,
about whom you’ll read more elsewhere in this issue. Our narratives
are reflections of possibility and goodness. There is much on these
pages, too, about the education of women and the rich realm of possibilities
and freedoms we continue to draw from—a privilege that was
not always ours to claim. Along with all the rights we’ve
gained in the last century and a half, there still always remains
the threat of loss. National Women’s History Month is a good
time to remember those whose footsteps have forged the paths of
possibility. But let’s not forget that there are many assumptions
still to be challenged. Thankfully, a new generation of women is
poised to take its place in the field of opportunity created by
the many who came before them. We have chosen to celebrate all the
generations during Women’s History Month at Emory this year.
A complete list of events for “Bridging Generations: Women
Moving Forward” can be found at the back of the newsletter.
On your way there, be sure to explore all the other pages for fresh
insights on the ways some women are shaping their worlds.