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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Founder's Hall
2101 South College Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Rafhia Foster & Katherine Haas
Girard College

Sharone Gray, age 12, and her mother Joann, prepared a lawsuit that leaned on the 1971 Equal Rights Amendment. Anticipating the suit, Girard’s Board of Directors of City Trusts petitioned the court for modification to Stephen Girard’s will. In September of 1982, Judge Charles Klein ordered Girard officials to begin processing applications for girls between 6 and 12 years old. In 1984, the first girls were were welcomed on campus.

Join us for "A New Legacy: Co-education at Girard College" a continuation of our year long speaker series  thats reflects on some of the important changes at Girard in the last fifty years, as well as that which has not changed: the core mission of providing access to educational excellence for economically-disadvantaged students.  Feel free to join us for our featured speakers that day or any of the additional listed events. 

Chapel: 8:30 - 9:15

Dinner with Students 5:30-6:30

Evening Speaker Series: 7:00-8:30

In addition to recognizing an important chapter in our history, our aim during the year ahead is to recognize women who are shaping Girard College today and tomorrow. Mr. Gallagher will share his perspective on the co-education of Girard College and Ms Lee-Perez will follow with a lecture about the importance of female support systems  and explore such topics as gender and generational differences. Chrishaunda released her first novel, "We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women", about high school senior girls overcoming personal challenges as they head towards graduation.