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County of Santa Clara to Host Women’s Equality Day Celebration

Event to Launch Women’s Policy Agenda for Santa Clara County

WHAT:
The County of Santa Clara Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Women’s Policy are inviting community leaders and organizations who advocate for equality and advancement of women and girls to commemorate Women’s Equality Day.  The annual event gathers hundreds of civic leaders to celebrate women’s achievements and to highlight strategies and initiatives to improve their status. This year’s theme “From Awareness to Action,” highlights the launching of
the Women’s Policy Agenda for Santa Clara County. 

WHO:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy
County of Santa Clara Commission on the Status of Women
Community leaders and supporters

WHEN AND WHERE:
Friday, August 24, 2012, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mexican Heritage Plaza (Pavilion), 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA
 
WHY:
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States, addresses current challenges and acknowledges outstanding women and their accomplishments. This year’s event culminates a year of diligent work and partnerships crafted to develop the Women and Girls report. This report is the foundation for the development of the Women’s Policy Agenda for Santa Clara County, covering policy areas such as crime and violence, economic security, health and education.
 
Ticket price: $50 per person - $25 for students and seniors (55+)

Checks payable to the “County of Santa Clara” should be mailed to the Commission on the Status of Women, c/o Office of Women’s Policy, 70 West Hedding Street, 11th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110. Tickets can also be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/event/3706420002

For information or sponsorship opportunities, contact the County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy at (408) 299-5152, or owp@ceo.sccgov.org.
 
About the Commission on the Status of Women
For nearly 40 years, the County of Santa Clara Commission on the Status of Women has advised the Board of Supervisors on equal participation and treatment, and other issues that affect the lives of women and girls in Santa Clara County. The Commission works with the Office of Women’s Policy and women’s organizations on joint strategic initiatives and advocate for women at all levels.
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/ Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Director, Office of Women’s Policy (408) 299-5142; Ann Grabowski, Chair of CSW (408) 406-0707
Posted: 08/03/2012