Local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is set to host a town hall on "Women in Leadership, Politics and Society" in Danville on Nov. 2, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the election of a historic number of women to Congress.
The congressman's office announced on Friday that the event location had been changed to larger venue, Charlotte Wood Middle School, to accommodate anticipated higher turnout.
During the town hall, DeSaulnier will be joined by a panel of local women leaders and experts who will share their own experiences, take questions and discuss topics such as gender and economic equity in the workplace and society, overcoming barriers to women's health care and increasing women's representation in government.
“Despite the significant jump in female representation in Congress and the strides we have made in advancing women's rights, we are a far cry from true gender equity,” DeSaulnier said in a statement. “The town hall will explore the powerful contributions women have made throughout our nation's history and address the most pressing issues facing women today.”
Interested residents can register for "Women in Leadership, Politics and Society" online on Rep. DeSaulnier’s official website or by calling 933-2660.
The town hall will be held on Nov. 2, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Charlotte Wood Middle School at 600 El Capitan Drive in Danville; doors to open at 12:30 p.m.