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Barnstormers, Daredevils, and Flying Waitresses
May 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Before women could vote, they could fly. Everyone knows of Amelia Earhart, but few recognize and appreciate the courage and struggles of the women who came before her. Join Renzi as he shares the stories of pioneering women who served as pilots and aerial performers. Learn about Harriet Quimby, the first woman to fly across the English Channel, doing so in a plane that was little more than a box kite with a propeller. These determined women risked their lives to pursue their interests and passions. They broke barriers and proved that aviation is not solely man’s domain.
Steve Renzi, a University of Arizona graduate with a degree in history, believes that every generation must learn about who and what came before them or else the lessons learned are lost. As a writer and photographer with a teacher’s certificate in secondary education, Renzi is always searching for new ways of exploring our history. He has written and been published in over 200 magazine and newspaper articles and is currently a writing and photography teacher, as well as a basketball coach. Although he derives great satisfaction from his professional pursuits, his proudest moment was the birth of his twin sons.