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For Women’s History Month (March 2019), 88.1 WVPE and Indiana University South Bend’s Women and Gender Studies program recognizes Michiana Women Making History.Dr. Barbara Williams, a South Bend physician and sociologist, conducted several interviews with notable women in the community and we’ll bring you samplings of those conversations throughout March on Thursday mornings at 8:45 and Thursday afternoons at 5:45.

Women Making History: Charlotte Pfeifer

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For Women’s History Month, 88.1 WVPE and Indiana University South Bend’s Women and Gender Studies program recognizes Michiana Women Making History.

Dr. Barbara Williams, a South Bend physician and sociologist, conducted several interviews with notable women in the community and we’ll bring you samplings of those conversations throughout March on Thursday mornings at 8:45 and Thursday afternoons at 5:45.

We start the series with Charlotte Pfeifer, a former South Bend Common Council member, who is currently an associate faculty member in the IUSB School of Social Work. She was elected to the South Bend Common Council in 1996 and served as its first African American president in 2000. Charlotte Pfeifer talks about her work to get a more inclusive Human Rights Ordinance passed in South Bend. She also tells the story of how she ended up running for council and other aspects of her work representing her District in South Bend.

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Dr. Barbara Williams talks with Charlotte Pfeifer, the first African American president of the South Bend Common Council and an associate faculty member in the Indiana University South Bend School of Social Work.