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March 6, 2018 > Women?s History Month Celebration shares ?Marianne?s Story

Women?s History Month Celebration shares ?Marianne?s Story

Submitted By Shirley Gilbert

Budapest, 1956. The 21-year-old Hungarian girl was terrified. There was the roar of guns all around her and rockets exploded close by to illuminate the cornfields and expose her and the escapees. Would the Russians find her in the light of the rockets? Her heart pounded so hard she was sure everyone could hear it. Was she a fool to leave her safe home and family in Budapest? Each step brought her closer to Austria and freedom. But would she make it?

Relive Fremont American Association of University Women (AAUW) member Marianne Strong?s perilous journey from revolutionary Budapest to a new life in America from her book ?Marianne?s Story? at the annual Fremont AAUW ?Women?s History Month Celebration? on Saturday, March 24 at the Fremont Adult School.

There will be a presentation highlighting Strong?s walk to freedom and her experience as a Hungarian refugee coming to an unfamiliar country with no family, no English, and not much money. This will be followed by an interview with Strong and a book signing.

The immigrant and refugee experience are themes of Fremont AAUW this year, and ?Marianne?s Story? builds on this theme.

The afternoon will begin with a delectable salad buffet and a variety of delicious desserts. The cost for this event is $25 with proceeds benefiting Ohlone College scholarships.

To secure a reservation, please send your name, address, and email along with a $25 check to Kathy Bray, 42821 Via Puebla, Fremont, CA 94539. Make checks payable to Fremont AAUW. Reservations are due and postmarked by March 17 (or until sold out). For more information, call Shirley Gilbert at (510) 656-2348.


Women?s History Month Celebration
Saturday, Mar 24
11:30 a.m. ? 2:00 p.m.
Fremont Adult School
Multi-Purpose Room
4700 Calaveras Ave, Fremont
(510) 656-2348
https://fremont-ca.aauw.net/
Cost: $25

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