March 8, 2002

Women's Hall of Fame to honor lives and legacies of five San Diego women at the Inaugural Induction Ceremony

In recognition of Women's History Month five outstanding women will be recognized for their significant contributions to the qualify of life, history, and culture of San Diego County as the Inaugural Inductees of the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame.

These first five women to be inducted are: Hon. Madge Bradley (deceased) - a trailblazer as the first woman ever appointed to serve as a judge in San Diego County; Alemi Daba - Resettlement Director for the Alliance for African Assistance in San Diego and for her work to improve the lives of women in San Diego County; Lucy Killea, Ph.D. - for having created structural change to better women's lives as an historian, activist, and in her long career as an elected official' Gracia Molina de Pick - An advocate, mentor, and political activist on behalf of women and Latinos; for decades, she has created coalitions and fostered understanding between people of diverse communities; and Jane Dumas - a member of the Jamul Band of Kumeyaay Indians for preserving and sharing her culture and history in her own urban and reservation communities and as an elder, teacher, and healer in San Diego.

The Inaugural Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2002 at the Institute of the Americas on the UCSD Campus from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Induction Ceremony will be a high-profile media event and will be attended by several well-known and accomplished leaders in San Diego County, including many who are part of the Honorary Circle of the women's Hall of Fame.

Reservations for this fund-raising and annual signature event are recommended and may be obtained by calling (619) 233-7963 or visiting http://www.WHRP.net. This endeavor to make women's work more visible, through the creation of a San Diego Women's Hall of Fame, is being spearheaded by the Women's History Reclamation Project, San Diego's only Museum of Women's History, and the San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women, in collaboration with the UCSD Women's Center and the Department of Women's Studies at SDSU.

The Hall of Fame itself will be housed at the Women's History Reclamation Project Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and cultural organization located in Golden Hill.

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