Thank you to all who attended or sponsored the Women's Equality Day luncheon
held on Saturday, August 27th, hosted by the Friends of Susan B. Anthony,
at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville.
Dr. Elaine Turner, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University
of Florida, discussed the momentous impact of Title IX on women's education and
sports, in her address, Fifty Years of Title IX: And Not Done Yet.
This year, Sheila Payne was honored with the Friends of Susan B. Anthony Award
for her community work on behalf of labor and fair housing. Sheila remarked,
"Action is the only cure for despair. Being an activist is a form of
self-preservation of the heart. It has kept me from becoming a cynic."
Longtime Volunteer and Co-Coordinator June Littler was also surprised to be
honored with the first annual "June Littler Champion of Justice Award,"
for her countless years of tireless dedication and commitment to the Friends of Susan B. Anthony.
Be sure to join us next year for Women's Equality Day!
June Littler (Left) and Sheila Payne, our 2022 Honorees