About the investiture
The origins of President Wallace's Savannah Women of Vision initiative can be traced to the proscenium in the university's historic Arnold Hall, anchored by a New Deal-era mural that depicts Savannah's great forebears and leaders: Button Gwinnett, Nathanael Greene, George Whitefield, and Casimir Pulaski, among others. Wallace immediately noticed the omission of formidable, admirable women in this visual ode to the titans of Savannah. The Savannah Women of Vision symbolically rights this historical wrong and establishes an inclusive view of our city.
As Wallace explains, "Savannah as we know it rests on the triumphs of its women — mothers, entrepreneurs, authors, patriots, philanthropists. I created the Savannah Women of Vision at SCAD to illuminate trailblazers and their transcendent work, keeping their names and deeds not only in our hearts, but publicly acclaimed. These are our heroines."
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