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Date: 3/8/2021
Subject: Celebrating Women
From: Lisa K Adkins



As our member, Adrienne Katz Katz, so eloquently states in her essay Take Pride in Women's History, "Every woman today who has in her own name a job, a bank account, a credit card, a lease, a car, a mortgage, a diploma or a pension has these because she is standing on the shoulders of millions of women before her who fought for the right to vote." 
Did you know that we have a brand new group~Women's Rights Committee that is ready to charge forward?  Click on the link to find out more!
 
The LWVOC is celebrating Women's History the entire month so on this special "International Women's Day" we wanted to remind you of these special events and offer other resources for exploration.

Women at the Helm of Environmental Leadership
Join author and WLRN journalist, Amy Green on March 10th for a conversation to coincide with the publication of her new book, Moving Water The Everglades and Big Sugar.  She will be interviewed by Gabbie Milch, former Co-Chair of the Natural Resources committee. Described as an "engrossing expose" and "political storytelling at its best" the conversation is sure to enlighten about Florida's unique environmental treasure.
 
 
 

Our new DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Committee will present a Racial Wealth Gap Simulation in partnership with Bread for the World .  Far more than a Zoom meeting, this is a impactful exploration with break-out groups and discussions.  The gap being discussed effects EVERYONE but we've also included resources below of how women are particularly impacted.  *Women and Racial Wealth Divide,  *Closing the Women's Wealth Gap,  *How to Close the Inequality Wealth Gap According to 5 Black Women in Finance *Women, Race, and Wealth

 
Women Preserving and Revealing Women's History
Show your support for defending democracy and the importance of telling women’s stories at this second annual Women’s History Month celebration, presented by the Orange County Regional History Center and LWVOC.
This year’s honoree, Mabel Norris Reese, fought for justice and civil rights in Lake County at the helm of the Mount Dora Topic, as she investigated the case of the Groveland Four and the instances of grave injustice. Speakers include our own (shown below l. to r.) Jackie Brockington and Co-President Gloria Pickar. 
 Tickets are $25 and benefit the Historical Society of Central Florida. Register at thehistorycenter.org/event/womens-history-month-celebration/
A limited number of scholarships are available for students and others. Email Amanda.Henry@ocfl.net 

As always, we appreciate your membership and involvement with the League of Women Voters Orange County.  Questions about membership?  Visit Member Signup / Information  Want to make a donation to help us continue our work?  Visit Donations
 
Our website www.lwvoc.org is open 24 hours a day!