National Women’s History Month March 2016

“Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government” The National Women’s History Month theme for 2016 honors women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. Although often overlooked and undervalued, collectively they have dramatically influenced our…

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Feb Meeting Date and Jan Minutes

Our next meeting is on February 15, 2016 at Peaceful Paths, 2100 NW 53rd Ave. Suite A Gainesville, FL 32653. GCOSW Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1/11/2016 Attended by: Molly McGowan, Taraneh Darabi, Kristy Sasser, Bella Blizzard and guests Giselle Honeycutt and Angie Chesser Meeting started at 5:35 p.m. Updates-…

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GCOSW Holiday Party!

Celebrate the Season! We’re planning a Holiday Party so please say you’ll be here Let us celebrate the Holiday Season with good friends and good cheer! Monday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m. Northwest Grille   The Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women is having their annual Holiday get together!…

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Rural Women’s Health Project

Please see the flyer asking for donations for farmworker families in rural areas. This organization works on women’s health among the rural farm community in areas such as HIV, sexual violence, protecting eyesight and breast exam information.   THE RURAL WOMEN’S HEALTH PROJECT The Rural Women’s Health Project (RWHP), founded…

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Editorial: Crime labs need funding

From the Gainesville Sun- November 24, 2015 Gov. Rick Scott and a legislative leader finally seem to recognize the dangers and costs tied to persistent flaws at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s crime labs. See full article HERE

Florida! Put a Woman in Statuary Hall!

Florida! Put a Woman in Statuary Hall! Florida’s current representatives in Statuary Hall: John Gorrie (1803–1855) and Edmund Kirby Smith (1824–1893). EVE’s proposed candidate for a replacement statue: Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), conservationist and writer who devoted her life to preserving the Florida Everglades. Biographical links for Marjory Stoneman Douglas:…

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