What can we learn from history about today’s issues? Terri Lipsey Scott, Executive Director of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum, will address that very question when speaking about the museum and its importance to our community. She served the Office of the Mayor and City Council from 1987-2014. Terri is deeply involved in advocating for dozens of issues surrounding housing, poverty, and opportunity. She has proven to be a tireless advocate for equity and fairness, committed to making St. Petersburg a great place to live for all residents.
Join us on Thursday, February 7 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 $30 with a $5 discount if reservations are made by the day before. Reservations are necessary. To make a reservation, go to https://bpwstpetepinellas.org/luncheons/.
“This event helps to bring community awareness and media attention to important issues in our community,” said Sheila Barry-Oliver, 2018-2019 President of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas. “The history of African Americans in the St. Petersburg community and throughout the African Diaspora is the central focus of programming at the Museum, which serves to preserve this rich history for present and future generations of St. Petersburg residents and visitors to St. Petersburg.”
About Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas is the local chapter of BPW/FL. 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. Program luncheons 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. For more information: https://bpwstpetepinellas.org/.
Signature activities for 2019 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, Ed.D.