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Elected Women: Past, Present & Future at Berkeley City College, April 18, 2012

2 April 2012. 0 comments

Berkeley celebrates “Elected Women: Past, Present & Future,” from 12:15 to 6 p.m., Wed., Apr. 18 at Berkeley City College as part of the League of Women Voters’ year-long “Berkeley Women Vote” project. The community is invited to join an afternoon of panel discussions, a film and informal closing reception in the college’s atrium and auditorium. The event is free and open to all. It is wheelchair accessible. BCC students will participate, ask questions and meet past and present elected women for informal conversations. The schedule of events includes:

• 12:15-1:15 p.m.: “California Women Win the Vote,” a new film by Martha Wheelock

• 1:30 p.m.: Welcome by Berkeley Community College President Betty Inclan

• 1:45-3:30 p.m.: “Occupy the Voting Booth,” a panel discussion on how to increase voter registration among young people and under-represented groups. Speakers include Jennifer Waggoner, President of California’s League of Women Voters on effective outreach through electronic media; Gloria Taylor, President of California‘s American Association of University Women, on the organization’s training and outreach program for women 18 to 25; and Cynthia Cornejo, Alameda County Deputy Registrar of Voters on voting patterns in Alameda County. Members of BCC’s Civic Engagement Club will speak on how they plan to persuade students to register and vote using the “hook” of an election parcel tax proposal that would increase funding for community colleges.• 3:45-5:15 p.m.: Berkeley Assembly Member Nancy Skinner and Berkeley City Council Member Linda Maio will speak as part of the panel, “Elected Women: Getting Elected/Doing the Job: Advice to Future Candidates.” Other past and present members of Berkeley’s school board and city council, including current Berkeley Unified School District director Karen Hemphill, and past City Council Member Andrea Washburn also will participate.

• 5:15-6 p.m.: A reception to honor Berkeley Elected Women past and present with light refreshments.

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