Friends of Susan B. Anthony celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Friends of Susan B. Anthony is happy to announce that Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26) will be celebrated with their annual luncheon at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11:30am. 

The community is invited to this event, which began as an informal birthday party for Susan B. Anthony over forty years ago, and 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, Faye Williams will be honored for her activism on behalf of social justice. She is a founder of the Alachua County Black History Task force and a prominent member of other community organizations.  

The featured speaker will be Jennifer Adams, who served as a Board Director for the League of Women Voters of Florida and also chaired the State Advocacy and Social Justice Committees. She is presently Executive Director of Florida Community Partnership and continues to advocate for empowering women and girls. 

For further information, and instructions on how to register for the luncheon, please check the website after mid-July or contact Barbara Oberlander at 352-378-6447.

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