Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber hosts Inaugural Salute to Women Leaders in the 79th District

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dr.shirley_weber_awardSan Diego, CA: Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) paid tribute to outstanding  women in honor of Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 3:30 p.m. at San Diego  State University’s Parma Payne Alumni Center. “There are many unsung ‘SHEroes’ in the 79th  District deserving recognition for their work as women leaders. I am excited to host this Inaugural Salute in the 79th District to highlight their efforts,” she said. Women’s History Month was established in 1987 and is celebrated throughout the month of March to honor women’s contribution to society.

Over 100 people were in attendance for the affair, which allowed Dr. Weber and the community to offer an acknowledgement of the women’s individual contributions and commitments. Over 30 women from the 79th District were nominated, with Ms. Kathleen Harmon garnering the title of Woman of the Year.

To qualify, nominees must work or attend school in the 79th District, which includes the communities in the City of San Diego, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, National City, Chula Vista, Bonita and a small part of Spring Valley. The nominee must also perform extraordinary service in the Arts, Business, Community Activism, Education, Government, Health Sciences or Social Services.

Joining in the celebration was poetry artist Kendrick Dial of Collective Purpose, singer Alyssa Mae Servenas and the Morse High School Pacific Islander Student Association.

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