By Dr. Corinna Balderramos Robinson
In an effort to boldly and pragmatically work toward diversifying our Speakers Bureau, with more underrepresented members who will not shy away from visiting non-traditional locations, we are hard at work doing so. In February, we visited churches, public libraries, high schools, city town halls, and community centers.
As a “Call for Action” our first meeting and training session for 2020 commenced February 13th, 6-7:30 pm, at the Box Gallery (an art studio) in West Palm Beach. Mr. Rolando Chang Barrero, our host and manager, shared a few challenges regarding outreach to the Hispanic community. His candid recommendations to garner full participation during the census and upcoming elections led to an invigorating discussion. The mini, petite desserts catered from a local Cuban café were delicious, and we enjoyed Christine Campbell-Gabor’s enthusiasm and civics crossword puzzles shared too!
There are so many fantastic speakers and associates to thank for supporting this busy time of year, especially as we complement the efforts of our LWV PBC Census Committee. Of special thanks, I appreciate the high camaraderie and members who added topics to their speaking portfolio, e.g., Cynthia Archbold and Kathy Smith, who recently presented to the Palm Beach County Municipal Clerks Association.