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Pima County-Tucson Womens Commission Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Civil Rights, Women, Women's Centers, Womens Rights, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: To assist women in attaining full equality of opportunity.

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The Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission is composed of up to 20 individuals who accomplish wonderful things that bring together committed women and men who want to make a difference by creating an equal society. Our postings on our Website re (Pimatucsonwomen.org) We are a 501(c)(3) organization that is composed of volunteers. Funds are raised to support our events. We have not received funds from the City or County in three years and have, through sheer willpower and determination, In 2013 we published our first newsletter, Clarion Redux, that describes noteworthy accomplishments. We help women to file discrimination complaints at a discrimination clinic held on the last Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Commission office (240 N. Court Avenue). We organized 36 women's groups to sponsor a joint reception to welcome Dr. Ann Weaver Hart to her position as the first woman to head the University of Arizona. We generated Women in Government Day, and held our third annual celebration on March 8, 2013 at which time we packed City Council Chambers with a standing room only crowd. Elected city and county officials were on hand to help distribute recognition certificates to nominated employees, and three pioneer women were recognized. (Katie Dusenberry, first woman to serve on the Pima County Board of Supervisors; Barbara Weymann, first woman to serve on the Tucson City Council, and Jean Wilkins, a City employee who spent 41 years in public service. A video of this event can be seen if you click on the following link:http://bit.ly/YTjXYr
Currently we are involved in a review of how women are managing in a fiscally challenging environment. In 2012, we produced the publication, "Domestic Abuse, Assault, and Violence-A Survivor's Guide" that is widely used by the courts, churches and social services agencies. We are now publishing the guide in Spanish.

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