March 2008 – A Few Of The Notable Women Of Venice Who Are Involved In Their Community

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Happy Women’s Month!
 Suzanne Thompson – Political Organizer; Fundraiser, Former President, Neighborhood Council
Navalette Tabor Bailey – Venice Historical Society; Oakwood Seniors
Sheila Bernard – President, Lincoln Place Tenants Assn; former President, Neighborhood Council
Yvonne Guzman – Director, “Reach for the Top” – Housing for homeless children, men and women
Carol Wells – Director, Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Challis MacPherson – Chair, Land Use and Planning Committee of the Neighborhood Council
Carol Tantau – 25-year-business owner, Just Tantau, and Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
Jataun Valentine – Vice Chair, Venice Community Housing Corp.; Oakwood Seniors
Bunny Lua – Abbot Kinney Blvd. Activist; Owner, Green House Smoke Shop
Pegarty Long – Film Director/Producer; Photographer
Judy Baca – Founder/Artistic Director, Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
Debra Bowen – California Secretary of State
DeDe Audet – Past President, Venice Neighborhood Council
Ingrid Mueller – Lead Plaintiff, Lincoln Place Tenants vs. AIMCO
Linda Lucks – President, Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners
Lydia Poncé – Board, Oakwood Recreation Center; Community Activist
Peggy Lee Kennedy – Venice Food not Bombs; Advocate for Homeless
Nina Merced – Owner, Fruit Gallery; Organizer of Thanksgiving Day Meals Program
Amanda Seward – Lincoln Place Attorney; Won Historical Status for the Apartment Complex
Emily Winters – Artist/Muralist; Chair, Venice Arts Council
Carolyn Rios – Neighborhood Council Board Member; Teacher, Phoenix Continuation High
Suzy Williams – Singer/Performer

A few more notable women…
The Venice group, Adaawe. 

Top Row: 
Monique Afenjar, Anindo Marshall and Dayna Franklin.
Bottom Row: 
Joselyn Wilkinson, Bridget Graham 
(former Neighborhood Council Board Member), 
Phylliss Bailey Brooks and 
Nakeiltha Campbell.

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