Cerritos College to Host Congresswomen Linda and Loretta Sánchez
Congresswomen to Provide Keynote for Women’s History Month
WHAT:Cerritos College will host Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA-39) and Congresswoman Loretta Sánchez (D-CA-47) as keynote speakers for the college’s recognition of Women’s History Month. Sánchez and Sánchez, are the first sisters and the first women of any relation to serve together in Congress.
Congresswoman Linda Sánchez was reelected in November 2004 to her second two-year term representing the 39th Congressional District of California, which includes the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Mirada, Lynwood, Paramount, South Gate, Whittier, and portions of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Prior to coming to Congress, Sánchez served as the executive secretary-treasurer for the Orange County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Congresswoman Loretta Sánchez represents the 47th Congressional District of California, which encompasses the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and some of Fullerton in Orange County. She began her congressional career in November 1996, and is serving her fifth term in the House of Representatives. Prior to her work in Congress, she was a financial manager at the Orange County Transportation Authority.
WHEN: Monday, March 7, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Cerritos College Student Center, 11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650
PARKING: Free parking will be available in parking lot C-10 off of 166th and New Falcon Way
CONTACT: For more information and a complete schedule of Women’s History Month events, visit www.cerritos.edu/whm.
“Women Change America” is Cerritos College’s recognition of National Women’s History Month, which began in 1977 as a local celebration of Women’s History Week in the schools of Sonoma County, California. In years following, Congress passed a resolution designating March of every year as National Women’s History Month. This resolution continues to be reaffirmed by the Congress on a biennial basis. At Cerritos College, Maureen May, Re-Entry Resource Specialist and Gender Equity Coordinator, initiated the Women’s History Month program in 1987. Maureen spent 10 years coordinating this celebration until her retirement in 1996. Each year, we like to recognize Maureen May as an outstanding and inspiring woman. Because of her vision and dedication, Cerritos College continues to preserve the legacy that began in 1987.
The Campus Connection Online, March 7, 2005