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Councilwoman Scott invites community to WomenSpeak on Sunday, May 19th

Thursday May 16, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – May 1968 was a time that signaled political uprising in Louisville. Like the rest of the country, the city grappled with social change and looked to the future to address its needs. A younger generation crafted new ideas resulting in new ways of thinking.

But where are we forty five years later?

At the next WomenSpeak event on Sunday, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will moderate a panel of distinguished women who give their views on what issues face the city today.

“We will have a well-qualified group of women who have been a part of significant change in Metro Louisville,” says Scott. “They will offer a woman’s viewpoint on issues. It is a viewpoint not heard often enough in our economic, political and social discourse.”

Where is Metro Louisville as it relates to affordable housing, unemployment and underemployment, quality education, school to prison pipeline, prison industrial complex, civic engagement, predatory lending, community-police relationships, racial profiling, economic development, environmental justice, public safety, etc?

The Circle of Sisters who will discuss those issues includes:

· Terri Davenport, Principal, Maupin Elementary School

· Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Metro Council District 5

· Elizabeth Jones, Director of Human Rights Legal Center, Women In Transition

· Mattie Jones, civil rights activist

· Mariam Williams, Program Coordinator, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at UofL

The Yearlings Club at 4309 West Broadway is hosting the WomenSpeak Series. It begins at 4:00pm and is free and open to the public.

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