October is National Stamp Collecting Month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As of today, we have three events where we will have pop-up exhibits highlighting Hattie McDaniel who battled breast cancer. She was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The organization started the Hattie McDaniel Breast Cancer Initiative in her honor. We are bringing awareness to disparities in diagnosis and treatments among women of color.
Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for Gone With The Wind but was not able to attend the Awards Show due to racism.
October 6 – Stridin’ and Survivn’ Pink Vendor Fair
October 15 – SIUE Diversity and Inclusion Day
October 19 – Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Bagels and Bras event. Hosted by Alpha Upsilon Sigma Chapter.
The items in the picture above will be on display along with some new pieces. This beautiful cover below can be purchased on Ebay for about $15.00.