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Mar. 12, 2002
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Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke To Speak
at California State University, Dominguez Hills

Lecture is part of Women's History Month Celebration

Carson, CA - California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) announces a special lecture, titled, "Women in Politics and Government after September 11" by 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke on Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at 6 p.m. in the Loker University Student Union.

Supervisor Brathwaite Burke brings more than 30 years of experience in local government issues to the CSU Dominguez Hills campus. She has long been associated with responsiveness to the needs of local government. Recognized for her leadership on issues impacting women, she has spearheaded reforms that have improved the quality of life for women and minorities.

During the 1965 disturbances in Watts, she organized a legal defense team for rioters. Recognizing these and other efforts, Governor Edmond G. Brown appointed her attorney for the McCone Commission, which investigated the causes of the civil disturbances.

The CSUDH Women's Resource Center and the Department of Africana Studies sponsor this special lecture. The public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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