Friends of Susan B. Anthony to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

The Friends of Susan B. Anthony will celebrate Women’s Equality Day with their annual festive luncheon on Saturday August 27th. This event, which began as an informal birthday party for Susan B. Anthony over forty years ago, is now held in conjunction with the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Each year a local woman is recognized who exemplifies the spirit of Susan B. Anthony. This year, Nancy Griffin and JoAnn Wilkes will be co-honorees for their contributions to the Displaced Homemakers Program (DHP) at Santa Fe College. In operation for thirty years, the program has helped over 3100 women make the transition to the work force. DHP provides support, stability, training, and career exploration, with the goals of empowerment and education for the job market. The special featured speaker will be Laura Rosenbury, the first permanent female dean in the 106 year history of the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Dean Rosenbury is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of family law and feminist legal theory.

The luncheon will be held at the Best Western Gateway Grand at 11:30 a.m., and will cost $20 for an adult. For further information and reservations, please contact June Littler at or at 352-374-8158; or go to Reservation deadline is August 24th and no tickets will be sold at the door. 

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