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Matriarch of the Rainforest: The Adventures & Work of Mildred E. Mathias

March 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Mildred held many titles over the years: the world authority on carrots, one of the first female faculty members at UCLA, mother of four, inspired teacher, and author. Mildred’s life (1906-1995) was an adventurous one, where her curiosity and persistence moved her to shake the societal norms for women and to break into the academic world of science.




Join us during Women’s History Month for a celebration of her life. Travel the world with a slide show presentation of Mildred’s original photographs from her adventures across the globe curated by Maya Edmond, UCLA Herbarium Archivist. View items from Mildred’s life and legacy at UCLA selected by MLIS Graduate Student Rachel Poutasse. Those who knew Mildred will have an opportunity to share their memories of her. This event is free, but space is limited; please RSVP.




This project is supported by the generosity of Dr. Robert and Anne Kamansky.

Venue

UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Los Angeles, CA 90024 US
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Venue

UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Los Angeles, CA 90024 US
+ Google Map

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.



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