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Single mothers in need of supplies and children’s gifts for the holidays

The WILLOW Project End of the Semester Supplies, Gift Drive

November 21, 2017

This year, WILLOW is sponsoring three single mothers who are in need of supplies and children’s gifts for the holidays. One of the moms is a current Webster student, one graduated from Webster in May and is looking for a job, and one is a friend of a current Webster student. All three of them are struggling temporarily to make ends meet and to get back on their feet.

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Faculty, Alumni Fight for Missouri's Forgotten Women with WILLOW Project

March 28, 2017

Student-teacher relationships sometimes go beyond the classroom, and that’s what happened for Webster associate professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert and her student Amy Lorenz-Moser. After graduating from Webster and later completing law school, Moser began representing women who were incarcerated for murdering their abusers. Her commitment to fight for her clients has successfully played a role in the release of several domestic survivors from prison. Through the WILLOW Project, these attorneys aim to help prevent more victims.

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Stroble, Geraghty-Rathert Receive League of Women Voters Golden Lane Awards

September 06, 2016

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Anne Geraghty-Rathert, professor of legal studies in Webster's College of Arts and Sciences, were among four women honored with Golden Lane Awards by the Metro St. Louis League of Women Voters as part of its “Celebrate the Vote” festival in downtown St. Louis.

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Several panelists discuss the issue of human trafficking during the half-day event, held on March 19, 2016.

Webster University Co-Hosts Conference on Human Trafficking on Home Campus

March 21, 2016

About 60 people attended the morning event. The event was co-sponsored by Webster University, The Archway Chapter of The Links Incorporated, and Made For Freedom. Webster’s director of Ceremonies and Events Nancy Higgins and associate professor of Legal Studies Robin Jefferson Higgins organized the event.

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