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A Conversation on Race and Color: a Women’s Perspective Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The February 4th Brunch meeting program will be a panel discussion on race in America from a women’s perspective. We celebrate Black History annually so that we can become more knowledgeable about the civil rights movement in America. “To Guarantee equality, individual rights and social justice for a diverse society, AAUW CA advocates vigorous protection of and full access to civil and constitutional rights for all Americans.” (2015-17 Public Policy Action Priorities) Our Panelists including the following:

Pamela A. Lewis, M.S. Commission on the Status of Women at CSULB. She has a B.A.in Communication Studies and an M.S.in Counseling and Student Development – both from CSULB. She serves as Assistant Director of Conduct and Title IX investigator for Housing and Residential Life at CSULB. In 2010, she was appointed Operations Manager. Her main interest is in student development.

Ebony Utley, PhD. Associate Professor Communications Studies at CSULB. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on intimacy, popular culture, and technology. Dr. Utley’s expertise has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network and other radio, print and online outlets.

Dr. Vanessa Gavin-Headen, M.D. Kaiser-Permanente Health Care. She graduated from UCLA School of Medicine in 1995. She has been involved with Hippocrates Circle mentorship—an outreach program in middle schools to encourage students in under-represented populations to consider careers in medicine.  Dr. Gavin-Headen has been married for 20 years and has two teen age boys.

Moderator is Cacilia Kim, Co-President of AAUW-LB. Panel members will present their perspectives, their own life stories and experiences of being black in America. Where have we been? Where are we now? Where should we be heading? A Question & Answer period will follow.

AAUW-LB would like to initiate and encourage this most important civil conversation between people in Long Beach. Please join us. Invite your friends to a Breakfast Brunch at The Grand, 4101 E Willow St, Long Beach from 9:00 – 12:00 PM Saturday February 4th .

Payment and reservation instructions below:


AAUW BRANCH EVENT:  Saturday, February 4, 2017

9:00 a.m. Networking, 9:30 am Breakfast Buffet, 10:00 to 11:30 Meeting and Program

Place: The Grand 4101 E. Willow St, LB 90815 Meal: Breakfast Buffet (scrambled eggs, Country Potatoes, Bacon, Zucchini Bread, and fruit platter) Coffee, decaf coffee, orange juice

Price: $22.00 :

Cost to attend without lunch:  $5.00

Questions about the location? Daphne Ching-Jackson dchingjackson@verizon.net or Pam Rayburn at pam.rayburn@csulb.edu

You may pay for the February 2017 meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the registration on page 8 of the February 2017 Vantage Newletter here.  Please send your payment of $22 or $5 to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.  We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees.  Any fees imposed by PayPal are paid by the buyer, not by AAUW Long Beach.

Don’t forget to let Lee Tsao know that you are attending if you pay using PayPal: 4306 Fairway Drive Lakewood, CA 90712, or  lee.tsao@hotmail.com or 562-425-7613

 AAUW Long Beach is holding a FREE Work Smart Workshops to Teach Women How to Negotiate Their Salaries.  See days, dates, and times at the link below: 


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