Maggie Morgan Women's Center Oral History Video

Abstract/Description: Maggie Morgan was born in Oklahoma and lived in Missouri for 22 years before moving to the Upper Peninsula in 2000. She worked for the Hiawatha Music Festival for 12 years. Sally May and Sue Kensington asked her to join the Women's Center board in 2012. She served as the secretary of the board for three years and also served on the Evening of Elegance committee, the Sasawin project committee, the executive committee, the archive committee, and the marketing and public relations committee. Topics discussed include the Sasawin project (which helps people escaping domestic abuse care for their pets), the Evening of Elegance fundraiser, the rarity of The Women's Center's partnerships with community organizations, the barriers that women of her generation faced in the workplace, and how her mother's generation modeled independence even though they were not explicitly feminist. Maggie also mentions that while she hopes the Center can again expand its programs to include issues such as education, mentoring, and equal pay for equal work, she believes that it is financially and politically unlikely.
Subject(s): Streaming video.
Women's Center (Marquette, Mich.).
Marquette (Mich.).
Date Created: Circa 2016