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Olivet College Women’s Resource Center to host former prison warden
Mar 05, 2008

The Olivet College Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center will host Tekla Miller, a former prison warden, Wednesday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. in Dole Halls Klock Commons, as part of its celebration of Womens History Month. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the colleges criminal justice program.

Miller simultaneously managed a mens maximum security prison and womens multi-level security prison in the Detroit area during her 20-year career in corrections. In addition, she taught children in South-Central Los Angeles after the 1965 race riots, worked with mentally challenged enlisted men while employed with the United States Special Services in Germany, was the first female probation officer in Oakland County and supervisor of the first prison camp for women in Michigan. She is the author of several articles and books, including her memoir, The Warden Wore Pink, and has appeared in many radio, newspaper and journal interviews.

Other activities held in conjunction with Womens History Month include:

  • Monday, March 17 Crafts and Brown Bag Lunch at noon in Burrage Library; Book Study, People of the Book, at 3 p.m. in Burrage Library

  • Tuesday, March 18 Tea @ 3 featuring Nancy Oliver, director of SIREN/Eaton Shelter at 3 p.m. in the Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center

  • Thursday, March 20 Women of Color Luncheon featuring Olivet College Board of Trustees member Barbara Hill at noon in the Oaks Dining Room

  • Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28 Womens Film Festival: films will be shown at 7 p.m. each night at the Kula Samba Theatre in Burrage Library

    For more information, call (269) 749-6626.


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