This signature event will feature guest speaker Andrea Riggs, author of the book “Wake Up, American Women.” $40 Regular Price, $20 Student Price
This year’s honorees include:
- Gary & Laurie Headrick
- Lyn Harris Hicks
- Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson
- Jan Nelson Meslin
- Maria T. Solis-Martinez
- Ruth Gluck
- David Sonneborn
About: Women Working for a Better World
We believe in building a more inclusive democracy, cultivating peace by meeting human and environmental needs, empowering women, and creating a sustainable world of shared prosperity, freedom and justice. Networking with like-minded groups, we focus on the following goals to help enact our common vision:
- Advancing human and civil rights
- Promoting peace and justice
- Improving public education
- Securing health care for all
- Protecting the environment
Through monthly meetings featuring authors, professors, activists, candidates, elected officials and leading experts, Women For: Orange County connects with the community to share knowledge and advocate for the common good. Gatherings cover timely topics including peace, human rights, environmental protection, education, the well-being of children and families, civil rights, governmental reform, health care, sustainable development, justice and equal rights for women.
Our Great American Write-In, a unique and inspiring event, is an Orange County tradition. In early spring, this letter-writing jamboree motivates hundreds of citizens to take an active part in democracy by expressing their opinions to legislators and other leaders. Participants select their favorite issues after speaking with representatives from dozens of advocacy groups. Loyal letter-writers have fondly dubbed it “The Conscience of Orange County.”
The oldest feminist event in Orange County, our Suffrage Day Luncheon takes place in late August to commemorate the day women won the right to vote. Members, guests, and elected officials gather for a special lunch to celebrate the courageous struggle for women’s suffrage, after which an awards ceremony is held to honor distinguished local activists for their outstanding contributions to the community and the world at large.
Women For: Orange County is grassroots advocacy and educational organization. As engaged members of the community, we take action on local, state, national and international issues.
The original Women For was founded in Los Angeles in 1964. Modeled after this effective and influential organization, Women For: Orange County opened its doors in 1984. Known for informative meetings, citizen activism and candidate support, Women For: Orange County proudly carries forward this legacy.