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Women In the West Lecture

The Woman's Educational Society’s (WES) endowment was established in 1989 with the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WES. The endowment supports the annual lecture "Women in the West."


2018-2019 Women In the West Lecture

Fawn Montoya

“Ghosts of the Past” by Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya

This lecture will highlight people and spaces of south eastern Colorado that remind its residents and visitors of their historical pasts.  Locations will highlight the lives of Cesaria Vialpando, an early settler from New Mexico and Cedelina Costa, a victim of the Ludlow Massacre.

Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya received her PhD from the University of Arizona. She completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at Texas Tech University before coming to Colorado State University-Pueblo.  Montoya has served on boards for a number of national, state and local entities including serving as the Co-Chair of the Chicana Caucus for the National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies.  She was appointed in 2013 to the Ludlow Massacre Centennial commission where she served as co-chair of the commission.  Dr. Montoya is also the coordinator for the Smithsonian Internship Program which is especially exciting for us.  Montoya has received university-wide awards for service, advising, mentoring, and now serves as the director of University Honors. 

Lunch Lecture: Noon, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.       

*Admission: $5 Registration Fee*   Space is limited to 100 registrants

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Reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon.                                     

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