March is International Women’s History Month. To commemorate it, the City of Lynwood is hosting a virtual celebration of women this Saturday, March 27th at 11:00 a.m. themed “Make HerStory,” a conversation between local women, their roles in Lynwood, and why it’s important for women to be their own voice.
Lynwood Mayor Marisela Santana and City Councilmember Rita Soto will be joined by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Captain Yolanda Figueroa, School Board President Maria Lopez and Lynwood Unified School District Deputy Superintendent Shawna Dinkins, to share their individual stories about how they have moved through their lives to prominent roles in public service.
“After the year that we’ve had, I would like this event to give women a space to engage and laugh and share our stories. I have always been a storyteller and I have always been a voice for others because it’s important to tell people’s stories,” said Mayor Santana. “As women, who live and work in Lynwood, whether we are leaders or not, this past year has probably been the most trying years in our lives and the thread that binds us together, is that we’ve been in this together. This virtual conversation will give us an opportunity to share our stories, and how we define our story, together, with other women from our community. Everyone has overcome this pandemic differently but at the end of the day, we share the same grief and tears and in those moments of relief and joy, we’re together in those, too.”
We ask that you RSVP by calling 310-603-0220 Ext. 200.
The event will start at 11 a.m. via ZOOM.
Please make sure that your name is on your screen so that we can contact you afterwards.
Join by going to zoom.us join 831-8499-3247