Women’s Rights Author Anne B. Gass to be guest speaker at YWCA MDI Women of Distinction awards dinner

Community Author: YWCA Mount Desert Island
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YWCA of Mount Desert Island | Contributed
YWCA of Mount Desert Island | Contributed

BAR HARBOR – Each year, YWCA of Mount Desert Island recognizes women in Hancock County for outstanding leadership.  This year’s winners of the Woman of the Year, Young Woman of the Year and Girl of the Year awards will be honored at YWCA MDI’s Women of Distinction event 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Kebo Valley Golf Club. The featured guest speaker will be Anne B. Gass, author of “Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage.”  Gass speaks regularly on the history of women’s rights and serves on the steering committee for the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative.

Event tickets may be purchased for $25 online at donate.ywcamdi.org or call 207-288-5008 to reserve.

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