OC Recognizes Women’s Equality Day

By Aaron Keck Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:59 am

James Davis is the interim director of Orange County’s Department of Housing, Human Rights, and Community Development.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing National Women’s Equality Day, celebrated every year on August 26 in honor of the 19th Amendment – ratified on August 26, 1920 – guaranteeing women the right to vote.

On August 26, in keeping with the spirit of the day, Orange County’s Human Relations Commission named the book selected for the county’s next Community Read: Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy, by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild. The Community Read – which invites residents across the county to read and discuss the same book together – will take place sometime next March, during Women’s History Month.

And in conjunction with the Community Read, the HRC will discuss women’s rights at its annual Human Relations Month Forum next January. The topic will be “Voting Rights to Equal Rights: The Continuing Struggle”; it will take place on January 25.

James Davis, the director of Orange County’s Department of Housing, Human Rights and Community Development, joined WCHL’s Aaron Keck on the August 26 edition of “Aaron in the Afternoon.”

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