For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Tasha Tervlaon , Commission on Status of Women, (510) 981-5347

SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CEREMONY HONORING OUTSTANDING WOMEN OF BERKELEY
COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, March 07, 2006) - To commemorate National Women’s History Month, the Commission on the Status of Women will recognize and honor the efforts of seven women who are presently living in Berkeley, and who have done outstanding work in the Berkeley community.

The event will be held on March 15, 2006, at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Street, at 7:30 pm. The reception is open to the public and we encourage all Berkeley residents to join us in celebration of the achievements of the awardees.

Every year the COSOW acknowledges the accomplishments of Outstanding Berkeley Women through a competitive nomination process and hosts a reception for the awardees, friends and families, and the community. This year the COSOW is honoring the following women for outstanding contributions to our community:

Chelsea Collange – Peace Activist & Proponent for Non-Violence

Ritchie Smith – Neighborhood Activist & Advocate of Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Carole Kennerly – Advocate for Women’s Health & Committed Public Servant

Louise Brown – Innovative Educator &Advocate for Social Justice

Barbara Morita – Advocate for Teen health & Dedicated Disaster Preparedness and Response Expert

Jan Sells – Youth mental Health Advocate & Dedicated Mentor

Susan Muscarella – Visionary Collaborator & Founder of the Jazz School

If you have any questions, please contact Tasha Tervalon at 981-5347 or ttervalon@ci.berkeley.ca.us.

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