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Women Your Votes Count

Wednesday  |  February 19, 2020  |  12:30 – 1:30 pm
Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center Carnegie Building

This is a free presentation at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center Carnegie Building. Bring your lunch. RSVP to Carol Latham:

The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Join us for this free event as a group of panelist discuss some features such as:

• 100th Anniversary Flag Universal African

• African American National Anthem Video

• History of Voting Changes in 2020

• History of Women’s Voting Rights in America

Panel discussion Women Your  Votes Counts:

Joan D. Powell, President NCNW, Inc. Orange County Section, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Orange County California and California Democratic Party Delegate Assembly District 73

President of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc, Orange County Section.

Joan ‘s mission is to fight for the dignity of all, especially the underserved whose rights are trampled upon. Today in this political climate, she states that “I owe a responsibility for everyone in my diverse community to assist in their participation in their political and civil rights.”

Joan is native of West Chester, Pennsylvania and earned a bachelor’s degree at Pennsylvania State University in Social Welfare. Her professional career began as a Coordinator for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Philadelphia. In later years, she made a career change to the business world as a Personal lines and Commercial Lines Claims Analyst in the Insurance Industry.

She is a current member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Orange County, California Alumnae Chapter and 13-year member of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Presently, Joan is a California Democratic Party Delegate for the 73rd district and Alumni Member of Big  Sisters and Big Brothers of Orange County California. She is a member of various nonprofit organizations.

In addition, she is a Patient Advocate spokesperson for numerous Patient’s non-profit organizations and foundations. She travels from the beaches of California to the steps of Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.  regards to Patient’s rights and affordable health care.

Dr. DeVera Heard, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Orange County, National Council of Negro Women. National Coalition of 100 Black Women and Susan G Komen

Dr. Heard is a retired educator from Santa Ana Unified School District.  She was a teacher, then principal at the elementary, intermediate, high school, independent studies. and Teen parent programs.  Currently she is an adjunct professor.  Her focus had always been on all youth, but especially female empowerment.

Dr. Heard’s community service includes Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Orange County, National Council of Negro Women. National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Susan G Komen, and many others.  She has represented these organizations locally, in Sacramento, and  in Washington DC to advocate for women.  She is a positive resource for the growth and advancement of the community.

Beatrice Jones, NCNW-OC Section Historian and Vexillologist

Bea Jones, is a vexillologist with a particular interest in the Universal African Flag and Flags of the African Diaspora. Over the years she continues to educate, promote, research and market Flags locating and identifying the beginnings of Black Flag images by and for descendants of Black Africans worldwide.

Since 1996 she has been a member of the North American Vexillological Association , member of the Canadian Research Flag Bulletin and the Flag Research Center Winchester, MA. She submitted input to the design of the first Kwanzaa stamp that gave flag colors to the stamp — a first in US stamp history. Since 1993 she has been a member of the National Council of Negro Women/NCNW Orange County and, is currently the historian. Bea is sought after to present programs and teach. She is currently teaching ‘OC Learning Black History’ in Huntington Beach.

Dr. Denise Reid, member of Friendship Baptist Church and a professor at Biola University

Dr. Denise Reid serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Biola University, located in La Mirada, California. Dr. Reid has a BA in Behavioral Science, MS in Special Education, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and an earned PhD in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies. Dr. Reid has authored several academic journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Reid’s current research includes exploring the lived experiences of individuals who attended all-Black segregated schools during the Jim Crow Era.

Most importantly, Dr. Reid wants you to know that she is a born-again Believer in Jesus Christ. Dr. Reid is keenly aware that her academic accomplishments are secondary to her relationship with Christ and service to others. Dr. Reid is a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, California. Her ministry involvement includes, serving in the Clothing Ministry and on the Prayer Posse. Dr. Reid has organized and led six domestic mission trips. Five of these trips were to the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona and one was to the San Francisco Bay area.

Carnegie Gallery

The Historic 1908 Carnegie Library is on the United States National Register of Historic Places, and was built using a 10K grant funded by Andrew Carnegie. It served as the city library until 1963, then became home to the Anaheim Museum in 1987 before becoming part of Muzeo in 2007. Available for private event rental.

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