PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. – On Sunday, March 11, 2018, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds will present “American Women and the Great War” – one of several statewide events commemorating the centennial of World War I. As part of the National War Works Council, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) trained women who would provide support to the war effort – both in this country and abroad.
A full day of activities is planning for this Annual celebration of Women’s History Month, including two lectures presented by Dr. Karen English, Professor of Literature at San Jose State University, and Jolie Velazquez, Chair of Centennial Events for the California WWI Association.
WHAT: YWCA presentation of “American Women and the Great War”
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12 noon - “A Broken World: WWI Poetry by American Women”
Dr. Karen English, San Jose State University at Dodge Chapel Auditorium
12 noon - 2:00 p.m. - Docent-led Tours of Julia Morgan buildings.
Meet at the Hearst Social Hall - tours depart every half hour from California State Parks desk.
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - WWI Displays at Dodge Chapel Auditorium
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - “The YWCA in the Great War: From Social Service to Military Victory”
Jolie Velazquez, Chair of Centennial Events for the California WWI Historical Association at Dodge Chapel Auditorium
WHO: Dr. Karen English, Professor of Literature at San Jose State University
Jolie Velazquez, Chair of Centennial Events for the California WWI Association
WHERE: Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds
Parking is free and available on the Conference Grounds in designated spaces. Allow additional walking time from your car to the Dodge Chapel Auditorium.
Lectures and tours are FREE but due to limited seating, reservations are needed! Email: Asilomar.Interp@parks.ca.gov, or leave call back number for confirmation: (831) 646-6443.