A Woman’s Place In the Spotlight: Long Beach Stories

$5.00$35.00

To mitigate the outbreak of COVID-19 and protect our communities, the Historical Society of Long Beach will postpone the special event scheduled for March 18th A Woman’s Place in the Spotlight. I appreciate your interest in the program. We hope to reschedule later this year.

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To mitigate the outbreak of COVID-19 and protect our communities, the Historical Society of Long Beach will postpone the special event scheduled for March 18th A Woman’s Place in the Spotlight. I appreciate your interest in the program. We hope to reschedule later this year.

 

Join us for a night with remarkable women sharing stories and honoring local heroines who uplifted our city. Long Beach City Council Woman Suzie Price will emcee the evening. Ticket purchase required by March 8th.

Panel Speakers Include:
Doris Topsy-Elvord, the first African American Vice Mayor of Long Beach and Harbor Commissioner
Evelyn Knight, born in Africa Town, Alabama, and a local Social Justice Leader
Carmen O. Perez, the first Latina Long Beach Harbor Commissioner
Wilma Powell, the first woman and first African American Director of Trade & Maritime Services in the United States
Sara Pol-Lim, Cambodian Social Justice Leader

Hear About:
Ellen Ward, opened the Que Sera Sera the first lesbian bar in Long Beach, and former Mayor of Signal Hill
State Senator Jenny Oropeza, the first Latina City Council Member
Louise DuVall, the first woman Long Beach Harbor Commissioner
Myrtelle Gunsul, the first woman elected City Auditor and remains the longest-serving elected official in the City’s History
Cora Morgan, Long Beach Suffragist

Generously sponsored by the Port of Long Beach & Keesal, Young & Logan.

Location:
Keesal, Young & Logan
400 Oceangate, Ste 1400
Long Beach, California 90802

 

 

 

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