The South Bend Area (IN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was a Community Sponsor at this celebration held on August 26, 2016, at the Indiana University South Bend’s Civil Rights Heritage Center. The 2016 Honorees were: Helen Arnold, Linda Baechle, Cristal Brisco, Lorraine Celis, Alta Chrapliwy, Evie Kirkwood, Charlotte Pfeifer-Gillam, Kathy Schneider, Ellyn Stecker, Marguerite Taylor, Ruth Tulchinskiy and Eli Williams. These women who have blazed new trails have been relentless advocates, have guided the community through change, have supported the arts and other cultural assets, or have dedicated their lives to caring for or educating others. To highlight and support better documentation of women’s history in our community, the exhibit both women whose leadership is widely recognized and those who lead quietly behind the scenes, perhaps not known by the community at large.

We are proud to be part of this history-making event. Thanks to the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area for sponsoring this event.