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Event celebrates women's friendships

The 50-year friendship between suffra-gists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will be commemorated in an event hosted by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership. The second annual "Celebrate the Power of Women's Friendship" will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the Memorial Art Gallery.

Guests can enjoy wine, food, and entertainment by the Roger Eckers Jazz Quartet while hearing the announcement of the center's "Stanton/Anthony Stand by Me Award" that recognizes two women whose friendship, like Stanton and Anthony's, are considered inspirational and supportive in meeting new challenges and in furthering causes of equality and justice.

The event also will feature a silent auction for "Lunch with a Leader" and "Rent-a-Mentor." Winning bidders and a guest can lunch with a local female leader at one of Rochester's best restaurants. The list of Rochester women leaders includes Rachel August, executive director of the Seneca Park Zoo Society; Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; Carol Wright Ritter, retired Democrat and Chronicle columnist; Ginny Ryan, news anchor at WHAM-TV Channel 13; and others.

Individuals also may bid for dinner with a professional chef and tickets to see Sarah McLachlan in concert at the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday, May 22.

Tickets for "Celebrate the Power of Women's Friendship" are $50 a person or $80 for two people and should be reserved by Monday, May 9, by calling x5-8799 or registering online at www.rochester.edu/SBA. Proceeds support Anthony Center programs.



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