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The Journey of Eleanor Roosevelt at Neumann

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Author Ann Atkins presents a 
two-part look into the life of
Eleanor Roosevelt on Friday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. and on Friday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Author Ann Atkins presents a special two-part series Eleanor Roosevelt: The Arc of Her Journey (Part 1) on Friday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Arc of Her Journey (Part 2)on Friday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. for Neumann University’s Cultural Arts Forum.


Justice, leadership and social responsibility are the themes of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life.  Weaving together Eleanor’s personal struggles and public life, author Ann Atkins presents a two-part rendering of Eleanor’s journey as relevant and inspiring for any audience.  The intimate review of Eleanor’s journey reveals stories of her rise above a broken childhood to living a life that dared to challenge injustice and the status quo of society.


Author Ann Atkins presents this detailed history of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.  Ann’s journey has included living and working in Korea, England and Germany.  Her career background has included college instructor, counselor and director of a family support center.  Atkins has a master’s degree in counseling from Boston University with studies encompassed at the University of Cambridge.


This event is presented by the Cultural Arts Forum, which has been sponsoring events to support adult women students at Neumann University through the endowed scholarship named in honor of the founder of the Forum, Margaret Mary Kearney.  Since its founding in 1970, the Forum has presented more than 250 events and seminars. 


Both events will be held in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center on campus.  Admission is free.  Free will donations will be accepted to benefit the Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney Scholarship Fund.  Please contact Nicholas DiMarino at 610-558-5626 or at for more information.