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The Otterbein University Women's Forum Bread and Roses Award was established in 1992 to honor women or men who have made significant contributions in support of women. This award honors an individual's accomplishments and efforts in the area of women's issues.
The title of the award was inspired by a strike banner in 1912 with the slogan "We want bread and roses too!" The strike took place in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where a state law reduced the work week for children from 56 to 54 hours. Company owners retaliated by reducing all workers' hours to 54, which increased their workloads without an increase in wages. More than 20,000 men, women and children stayed out of work for 10 weeks in order to win concessions from the woolen mill owners. In 2005, Women's Forum collaborated with Women's Studies and included students as award recipients.
Student Bread and Roses Award
The Student Bread and Roses Award is given to a student who has made important contributions to women's studies at Otterbein. Those contributions may include leadership in feminist activism, demonstrated excellence in women's studies scholarship, or service to the Women's Studies Program. Preference will be given to a student with a minor in women's studies.
The Women's Forum gives the annual Bread and Roses Award to an outstanding individual or group who has made significant contributions in support of women through exemplary service. The award goes to a man, woman or group who has made an impact in women's issues that deserves to be recognized. That person may:
- Demonstrate a notable and/or sustained contribution to women's issues.
- Serve as a role model or advocate for women.
- Make an exceptional contribution to Otterbein University.
Make a nomination.
2014 Award Winners
The 2014 Bread and Roses recipients are Dr. Mary McKelvey, Dr. Kerry Strayer & Alex Shaffer (student award).
2013 Award Ceremony
The 2013 Bread and Roses recipients were Peggy McMains (Center for Teaching and Learning), Jacqlyn Schott (WGSS major), and Peggy Lobb (Psychology) . || |
Peggy McMains and Jacqlyn Schott. Not pictured: Peggy Lobb.
|1992 ||Otterbein Women's Club |
|1993 ||Joanne Van Sant |
|1994 ||Karen Schwartzwalder |
|1995 ||Jeanne Talley |
|1996 ||Edna Smith Zech |
|1997 ||Marilyn Day |
|1998 ||Becky Smith and Sylvia Vance |
|1999 ||Grace Ross |
|2000 ||Otterbein Support Staff Council |
|2001 ||Ann Pryfogle |
|2002 ||Joanne Stichweh |
|2003 ||Cynthia Jackson and Paula Knight |
|2004 ||Tom Moore |
|2005 ||Nancy Woodson and Kathy Rainsburg |
|2006 ||Pat Salyer and Jennifer Robert |
|2007 ||Judy Strayer and Connie Deel |
|2008 ||Sarah Fatherly and Jamie Wilson |
|2009 ||Allison Prindle and Danielle Fabian |
|2010 ||Patti Rothermich, Kathlene Boone and Morgan Ritchie |
|2011 ||Niki Fayne and Garlena Bauer |
|2012 ||Dr. Susan Fagan, Dr. Tammy Birk and Sheema Masood. Profiles. Flickr photo album. |