ST. PETERSBURG, FL (August 1, 2018) – Katie Sanders, Deputy Editor for PolitiFact, the nonpartisan fact-checking website started by the Tampa Bay Times, will speak on “Freedom of the Press and Truthful Reporting.” Equity for women requires supportive organizational policies and may require political action, both of which require being fully informed. Being fully informed requires truthful reporting, which requires a free press.
Join us on Thursday, August 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg for lunch, networking, and information sharing. The public is invited to attend this event. Cost is $25. Reservations are necessary. For more information, visit www.bpwstpetepinellas.org.
“This event helps to bring community awareness and media attention to a foundational tenet of democracy, namely an informed electorate,” said Sheila Barry-Oliver, 2018-2019 President of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas.”
About Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas is the local chapter of BPW/FL, which is affiliated with the national BPW Foundation. Founded in 1919 at the national and state levels, and in 1966 at the local level, BPW crosses generations, occupations and political parties. BPW’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. General membership meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House in Downtown St. Petersburg. Guests are welcome to attend and experience a meeting. For more information: www.bpwstpetepinellas.org
Signature activities for 2018 include the Unhappy Hour observing Equal Pay Day in April, the Equality Day Tea in August, and the Working Women’s Forum in October. The 2018-2019 BPW local organization president is Sheila Barry-Oliver.