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AAUW invites public to come and learn about “Voter Suppression and Restrictions on the Right to Vote”

La Palma-Cerritos AAUW

La Palma-Cerritos AAUW

The public is invited to come the General Meeting of the La Palma-Cerritos American Association of University Women on Thursday, October 21,2021, at the La Palma Community Center at 7821 Walker Street in La Palma, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guest speaker at 7 p.m. will be Professor Jodi Balma, who will be discussing the topic of “Voter Suppression and Restrictions on the Right to Vote.”

Jodi Balma, professor of political science. Courtesy photo.

Jodi Balma is an active member of the League of Women Voters of North Orange County and Professor of Political Science at Fullerton College since 2000. Balma was recognized as Fullerton College Teacher of the Year in 2014 and 2021. She was also honored by Senator Josh Newman as the 2021 Woman of the Year for Senate District 29. She was named as one of six Orange County Teachers of the Year for 2022 by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) because they “encouraged and uplifted students during one of the most challenging years in a century.”

There will be a “Question and Answer” period following Professor Balma’s presentation followed by a branch business meeting. For more information about the program, contact Program Co- VP Karen Cox at 714-839-1928.

Persons interested in joining the La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the AAUW can contact Membership Co-VP Joan Flax at 562-860-0642. Membership in the AAUW is open to anyone who wants to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research and has an associate, baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

Pictured at the October 21, 2021, meeting of the La Palma-Cerritos AAUW are left to right, Karen Cox, guest speaker Professor Jodi Balma, Mary Ann Quinn, and Nancy Kawamura. A Certificate of Appreciation and a Succulent Plant gift was presented to Professor Balma. Photo byEdna Ethington.
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