The Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series presents
Eva Mozes Kor, Gayle Cook & Hon. Sarah Evans Barker
The Propylaeum Historic Foundation announces the Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series. Three notable Indiana women who have made significant impacts on others during their lives have agreed to participate in this series at the Propylaeum in Indianapolis, IN.
Marianne Glick has made a generous donation in honor of her late mother, Marilyn K. Glick, for the Women’s Enrichment Series. The philanthropic values established by Marilyn and Gene Glick and passed on to their family are embodied by the themes of this series.
— Survivor of Holocaust Twin Experiments & Forgiveness Advocate
Thursday, October 20, 2016
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Eva Mozes Kor will be the inaugural speaker. She will share her incredible life experiences. Kor is a survivor of the Holocaust, a forgiveness advocate, and a popular public speaker. Powered by a “never-give-up attitude,” Kor emerged from a trauma-filled childhood as a brilliant example of the human spirit’s power to overcome. She is a community leader, champion of human rights and tireless educator.
Eva Mozes was born in 1934 in the tiny village of Portz, Romania. In 1944, she and her family were transported to the Auschwitz death camp. She and her twin, Miriam, became part of a group of children used in genetic experiments under the direction of Dr. Josef Mengele.
In 1995, Kor opened the CANDLES Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, IN. The museum honors and celebrates the lives of the 3,000 twins who were victims of the deadly experiments.
—Philanthropist, Landmark Preservationist, and Co-Founder of the Cook Group
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Gayle Cook and her late husband, Bill Cook, founded the internationally known Cook Group and became active and highly successful advocates of historic preservation. Their medical equipment manufacturing business began in the spare bedroom of the Cooks’ apartment in Bloomington, IN in 1963 and has grown into an international company. In addition, Gayle Cook and her husband have been nationally recognized as leaders in historic preservation. Three of their best known restorations of historic buildings are the West Baden Springs (IN) Hotel; French Lick Springs (IN) Hotel; and the former Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, IN, now the Indiana Landmarks Center. Gayle’s passion for historic landmarks can be seen through her two books, A Guide to Southern Indiana (with William Cook) and Monroe County in Focus: Portrait of an Indiana County (with Diana Hawes and Will Counts).
As philanthropists, the Cooks supported numerous causes in the areas of education, health and wellness, arts and entertainment, and athletics. Mr. and Mrs. Cook also played an instrumental role in revitalizing downtown Bloomington, IN. Bill Cook passed away in 2011.
–Indiana Jurist and Trailblazer
Thursday, April 20, 2017
In March, 1984, Judge Barker was the first woman to be appointed a federal district court judge in Indiana.
She served as chief judge of the United States Southern District of Indiana 1994 to 2001, and assumed senior status on June 30, 2014 while continuing to manage a full caseload. Judge Barker was the first female to serve as a U.S. attorney in Indiana from 1981 to 1984. She was in private practice for four years with the Indianapolis firm of Bose, McKinney & Evans. Judge Barker began her legal career as a legislative assistant to U.S Sen. Charles H. Percy and Congressman Gilbert Gude in Washington, D.C., and special counsel to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee.
During her career, Judge Barker served as president of the 900-member Federal Judges Association from 2007 to 2009, and continues her work on the FJA Board of Directors and has been active in judicial and bar-related organizations.
Judge Barker is also active in numerous civic, educational, cultural and religious organizations including the State of Indiana Bicentennial Commission, having been appointed by then-Governor Mitch Daniels, the board of directors of Indiana University Health Partners, Inc., and the board of the Indiana Historical Society. She has been a trailblazer for the advancement and inclusion of women in leadership positions.
The historic Propylaeum will open its doors to each of these events in the Women’s Enrichment Series at 5 p.m. for networking, appetizers and a cash bar. The Indianapolis Propylaeum is located at 1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417. Each lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets for the series are as follows:
Single ticket lecture: $40.00*
Single ticket lecture, preferred seating and VIP reception preceding lecture: $75.00
*Service fee will apply.
Tickets may be purchased by clicking the speaker’s name listed above
or by calling the Propylaeum at 317.638.7881, option #5.
The Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Inc.
1410 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417