Free virtual event examines struggle
by women of color for right to vote
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the ballot, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting. Women of color have faced unique challenges in exercising their rights, and yet they persist.
Join the Orange County Human Relations Commission as it co-sponsors BREAKING BARRIERS: Women of Color and the Right to Vote. The FREE virtual event will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, from 3 - 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Valerie Ann Johnson, PhD and Dean of Arts, Sciences and Humanities and the Co-Director of the Center for Racial and Social Justice at Shaw University, will provide the keynote address followed by a panel discussion.
- Mary Jones Phillips, PhD, African-American
- Kim Pevia, CEO, Lumbee
- Annette Rodriguez, PhD, Latina/Chicana
- Hongbin Gu, PhD, Asian-American
- Lucy Lewis,Community Activist, White