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UT Space Institute to host Women’s History Month event

The University of Tennessee Space Institute invites the public to see and hear State Senator Thelma Harper present “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” in celebration of Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

State Senator Thelma Harper is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Tennessee Senate for the 19th district, which is composed of a large portion of Davidson County including the urban core of Nashville.

Thelma Harper has served as a state senator since the 96th Tennessee General Assembly. She is a member of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, a member of the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee, and a member of the Senate Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Nashville Symphony Board.

For eight years Thelma Harper served as a member of the Nashville/Davidson County Metropolitan Council. She was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1992. She currently serves as a board member for the Nashville Downtown Partnership, an organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Nashville. She possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Tennessee State University.

The Women’s History Month celebration will be held in the UTSI’s auditorium, and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Institute’s lobby. For additional information, please contact the UTSI Office of Human Resources at 931-393-7226.