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News - March 25, 2022

Around Town

ROLE MODELS ...Throughout March, All Saints' Episcopal Church is celebrating Women's History Month with a display of posters featuring 30 change-makers. The faces of late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights leader Rosa Parks and Jewish diarist Anne Frank, among others, are arranged on a wall facing Waverley Street and Hamilton Avenue. Some are famous names, while others may not be as easily recognizable. "They're also people who might not be as well-known, but who are amazing women in their own right," co-senior churchwarden Margaret Weil said. Parishoners John Sack and Lauren Bonomi teamed up to make the project a reality at the hard-to-miss downtown corner. "The mass of posters has a different effect, especially if they're designed alike," said Sack, who is a member of the church's media group and has been a parishioner since the mid-'90s. Next to each portrait is a QR code that viewers can scan with their cellphones to learn more information about the woman through the National Women's History Museum's website. Sack wanted to make sure the display featured recent figures such as Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education advocate who became the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, and scientific pioneers such as Kati Kariko, whose research on mNRA vaccines helped develop COVID-19 vaccines. The church may pursue a similar display in June for Pride Month to recognize LGBTQ leaders, according to Sack.

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