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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 6, 2017 – Members of the public are invited to celebrate National Women’s History Month with an update to last year’s very popular program from Business & Professional Women of Nevada County. The Wednesday, March 15 meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at Summer Thyme’s Bakery in Grass Valley.

Six club members will portray women who have been, or currently are, heroes in areas of society that are currently threatened by the new presidential administration: science/environment, reproductive rights, civil rights, media/free speech, labor organizing, and education.

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The women who will be “re-enacted” are Rachel Carson, a conservationist and marine biologist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement; Cecile Richards, activist and president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Viola Liuzzo, housewife and civil rights activist killed by members of the KKK after helping with marches in Selma, Alabama; Christiane Amanpour, British-Iranian journalist and television host; Dolores Huerta, labor leader, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association; and Mary McLeod Bethune, daughter of former slaves who became one of the most important African-American educators of the twentieth century.

Business and Professional Women of Nevada County welcomes working, between-jobs and retired women and men who support equity for women in the workplace and in society at large. Meetings are the third Wednesday of every month at Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli, 213 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley.

Social/networking begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m. $21 per person or $5 for program only. Pre-paid reservations are required for members and guests by Sunday, March 12.  To reserve and for more information on the organization, visit www.bpwnevadacounty.org.