Women on the run Changing the face of elected office: Friends of Susan B. Anthony to celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Event: Women’s Equality Day Luncheon
Where: Wyndham Garden Conference Center
When: Saturday, August 25, 11:30 a.m.

The Friends of Susan B. Anthony will celebrate Women’s Equality Day with their annual festive luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 25.

This event, which began as an informal birthday party for Susan B. Anthony over 40 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, Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons,  Asst. Professor, Dept. of Religion,  University of Florida, will be honored for her work for civil rights in the U.S. and international human rights and peace. 

The featured speaker will be Dr. Lynn Leverty, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, Bob Graham Center for Public Service. She will talk about “Women on the run: Changing the face of elected office,” and will explore the record number of women running for office in 2018 and its importance.

The luncheon will be held at the Wyndham Garden Conference Center at 11:30 a.m., and will cost $25 for an adult. For further information and reservations, please contact June Littler at fosba@fosba.com or at 352-374-8158; or go to www.fosba.com.  Reservation deadline is Aug. 21; no tickets will be sold at the door. Last year’s luncheon was sold out, so please make your reservations early. 

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