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Women’s organizations and interested parties are invited to a celebration honoring the 45th anniversary of the 1977 National Women’s Conference on Thursday.

The celebration will begin with a reenactment of the passing of the torch during a 1977 marathon led by former mayor Annise Parker at the historical marker by the Hobby Center at 5 p.m. People participating in the march are encouraged to wear 1970s attire/athletic wear or to dress up as a suffragette that was in attendance. There will be a prize for the best costume. 

The march will conclude at the Houston Heritage Society. There, marchers will be welcomed by a reception featuring food, alcoholic beverages, and speakers including Dr. Nancy Beck Young and Dr. Leandra Zarnow of the University of Houston, Dr. Karen Kossie-Chernyshev of Texas Southern University and Wanda Adams, a justice of the peace of Precinct 7.

Additionally, those in attendance will be able to meet Sylvia Ortiz, Michelle Cearcy and Peggy Kokernot, three young athletes featured in the original photo organizers seek to reenact. 

Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP

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