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February 3, 2017 – Members of the public are invited to “How to Help Create Positive Change,” a program featuring three local women who participated in the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, at the Wednesday, February 15 dinner meeting of Business & Professional Women of Nevada County, 5:30 p.m. at Summer Thyme’s Bakery in Grass Valley.

A panel with Kimberly D’Urso, Jane Calbreath and Elisa Parker will address questions such as what comes after marching, how to contact elected officials and get responses, how to stay focused locally and statewide, how not to let social media overwhelm you, and more. There will be time for Q&A. D’Urso and Parker were at the D.C. women’s march, and Calbreath organized one of the Nevada County buses that went to Sacramento.

D’Urso is president of Citizens for Choice and a committed women’s activist, leader and organizer. As an organizer for the Obama campaign in 2008, she organized Congressional Districts 1 through 5, and was elected twice as an Obama delegate to attend the Democratic National Conventions in 2008 and 2012.

Calbreath is the founder and owner of Collaborative Solutions, an organization that supports activist groups and non-profits. She founded the Positive Impact Center, which will provide opportunities for greater collaboration between existing groups who are “doing good in the world,” based on a successful global model.

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Parker, an award-winning producer, talk radio host, and speaker, is the co-founder, president & host of the award-winning program See Jane Do — a social change multimedia organization that seeks to empower everyday women to become heroes in their own lives. She hosts a weekly radio program on KVMR.

Alfreda Crook, the most recent winner of BPW’s scholarship program for women over the age of 25, will also receive her award at the dinner

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, Feb. 12.  To reserve and for more information on the organization, visit www.bpwnevadacounty.org.