The League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville (LWVBAE) Spring Annual Meeting.
Wednesday May 8, 5:30-9:00
at the South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis Street, Berkeley.
We gathered in community for dinner, voted in a new board, and hosted a program with a focus on an introduction to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) concepts.
The gathering was free the dinner was $17. We registered on eventbrite.
5:30pm – Doors Open
6-6:30pm – Dinner & Socializing
Dinner Menu: Bette’s Salads
- Mixed Green Salad – Lettuce, Cucumbers, Avocado (dressing and pickled onions on the side)
- Chicken Potato Salad
- Quinoa, Black beans & Avocado Salad
- Fruit Salad
Bread & Butter, and Cookies
Drinks: Coffee, Tea, Water
6:30-8pm – Program: On Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Opening Presentation: An Overview of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Speaker: Jessica Li, Founder of the company Justice & Logic LLC.
Panel Discussion: A conversation with local elected officials about their experience and initiatives. Rochelle Nason – Albany Mayor, Dianne Martinez – Emeryville Councilmember. Rigel Robinson – Berkeley Councilmember District 7, Rashi Kesarwani – Berkeley Councilmember District 1.
Facilitor: Adena Ishii – LWVBAE President.
8-9pm – League Business Meeting
The business meeting included: accepting Fall 2018 meeting minutes, reviewing actitivities and priorties for 2019-2021, voting on the 2019-2020 budget, welcoming our new board and thanking our outgoing board.
Outgoing Board: Adena Ishii – President, Elise Mills – Secretary, Emily Beckhusen – Treasurer, Bonnie Bain, Ruby MacDonald, Linda Carothers, Kandea Mosley – Directors.
New Board: Ruby MacDonald – President, Elise Mills – Secretary, Jinky Gardner Action Director, Linda Carothers Communications Director, Kandea Mosley Consultant/Director, Ken Bukowski Director, and Adena Ishii Director.
A great job was done by the event orqanizers Bonnie Bain, Angharad Jones, Pat Day, and Suzanne Chun.
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