“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.”
The mission of the Women’s Empowerment Committee is to be the change we want to see in our world.
We will achieve this by educating our members on the issues that affect women. We will empower one another to boldly step out to fight for the rights of our members and all Californians to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice.
We will model leadership excellence and mentor the next generation of SEIU Women, to create a legacy of visionary leaders to move us into the future.
Before there was Venus & Serena Williams, there was Althea Gibson.
Her great talent was in tennis, but in the 1940s and ’50s, most tournaments were closed to African Americans. Gibson kept playing (and winning) until her skills could no longer be denied, and in 1951, she became the first African American to play at Wimbledon. Gibson won the women’s singles and doubles at Wimbledon in 1957, and won the U.S. Open in 1958.
Born in 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Dandridge found early success in show business by performing with her sister, leading to her first appearances in film. Following her star turn in the 1954 musical Carmen Jones, she became the first African American to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award.
In 2000, film star Halle Berry won Golden Globe and Emmy awards for her portrayal of the groundbreaking actress in an acclaimed HBO movie, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.
Thank you to everyone who attended LUNAFEST. The movies were great and having two of the filmmakers with us to answer questions made it a special event. We will definitely be doing this again next year!
Let’s support the filmmakers who came out to be with us.
Megan Brotherton, Writer and Director of Buttercup, needs 1000 followers in thirty (30) days for an opportunity to pitch her first feature film.
In honor of Women’s History Month, our Women’s Empowerment Committee Chair, Tracie Kimbrough is celebrating the life and legacy of Eva Peron.
Eva Peron or ‘Evita’
1919 – 1952
Eva was a powerful political figure amongst working class trade union members who inspired millions with her campaigns to help the poor and give women the right to vote. Her supporters said she was a saint who strove to overcome poverty and injustice.
We will gather at Southside Park between 6th and 8th Streets. From the Park, we will walk west on T Street to 5th Street, then north on 5th to Capitol Mall, then east to the Capitol building where the rally will convene on the West Steps.