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2005.10.17> For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown- University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2243 - email: rbrown@mail.unomaha.edu

Actress Elena Dodd to Present "Meet Eleanor Roosevelt" Oct. 26 at UNO

Omaha - Meet Eleanor Roosevelt: Advocate for Universal Human Rights," a one-woman theatre performance depicting the life of the former first lady, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium.

"Meet Eleanor Roosevelt" is performed by Boston-based actress Elena Dodd and directed by Josephine Lane. Lane and Dodd's script is based on Roosevelt's life and writings. Eleanor Roosevelt was the first president's wife to hold press conferences, write a newspaper column and travel widely.

The Oct. 26 program covers Roosevelt's experience after her husband died, when she was named as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations and served as chair of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. This presentation is appropriate for high school age students and adult audiences. Following the performance, Dodd will answer questions from the audience.

"Through her careful research and grasp of Mrs. Roosevelt's distinctive speaking style and dynamic personality, Dodd gives audiences the rare and wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with Eleanor Roosevelt ‘in person,'" said Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, director of the UNO Women's Studies Program.

The UNO performance is sponsored by the United Nations Association-Omaha, the Nebraska Humanities Council, the UNO Women's Studies Program, the UNO School of Social Work, the UNO Departments of History and Political Science, and The Goodrich Program.

The program will be followed by a reception with the artist. Parking will be available on all three levels of the UNO Parking Structure for $1. 

For more information, contact Falconer Al-Hindi at (402) 554-3834.

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