A Story of Women in Florida

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by ZontaDoris We recently published a post on Hidden Figures, the book and movie about the African-American women who worked for NASA and its predecessor agencies in the 1940′s and 1950′s. The surprise we club members had was magnified many times over by millions of Americans learning that brilliant minority women had contributed mightily as mathematicians …

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Wear Orange on June 2-3 to Honor Gun Violence Victims and Spark Change

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by ZontaDoris Have you heard?  National Gun Violence Awareness Day is Friday, June 2. Kathleen McGrory, staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times, recently interviewed Michelle Gajda, Florida chapter leader of the advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Gajda explained that the national Wear Orange campaign is intended to end gun violence and save …

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Human Trafficking Brush-Up for Salon & Barbershop Owners & Community Advocates

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by ZontaDoris Something good is happening here…through outreach for Zonta, I found out about an educational event on human trafficking to be convened at St. Petersburg College on March 20, next Monday. It is intended to build awareness of human trafficking in our area and will feature both global and local experts, as well as human …

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Respect. Give it. Get it. Teen Dating Done Right.

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by ZontaDoris Our Club worked with Kim Delillo at the Haven, our Northern Pinellas Domestic Violence Center, and Melissa Dohme, teen dating violence survivor, from Hands Across the Bay, to host a great presentation for students at East Lake High School on December 16. Check out the pictures and short report below. We were pleased …

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Learning about Domestic Violence in Pinellas County

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by ZontaDoris Batterers, victims, abusers, survivors, perpetrators, defendants… I’m learning these terms as I study reports and Florida Statutes relating to Domestic Violence (DV) aka Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) situations. There is much to become more familiar with; this blog post will summarize some of what I have uncovered so far.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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by ZontaDoris October is a busy time for domestic violence advocates.   We Zonta Pinellas members will host and attend fundraisers and educational sessions, and reach out to talk with candidates for the Florida Legislature. The equation for action from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence helps us remember why we do what we …

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