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How are the women you want to recognize connected to Santa Clara County?

ex. "Louise Benson who began what would become Sacred Heart Community Services by providing sandwiches to those in Saint James Park." - A. Larkin

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Would love to see something dedicated to women in the semiconductor/electronics industry. My mother as well as many others inspected PC boards that were the foundation of our county's wealth and future.

That's a great idea and I can totally see how that would be impactful for so many people here, particularly women of color. My mom also worked in the semiconductor industry and I also know of others whose... Read more...

I was thinking of an area of education, where it may be more impactful. Something that encourages the idea of "on the shoulders of our mothers we stand." I'm really open to any area that makes sense.

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Louise Benson who began what would become Sacred Heart Community Services by providing sandwiches to those in Saint James Park

Thank you for your post Alexander! I love Sacred Heart! I'm so glad you highlighted Louise Benson the "Mother Teresa of San Jose". There are so many ways in how we can honor Louise and her contributions... Read more...

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Joyce Ellington Public Library. Joyce was a founding member of the Northside Neighborhood Association and worked tirelessly to bring library branch to the neighborhood. <br>http://www.northside-sj.org/html/projects/proj_history_ellington.html

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St. Clare Statue by Anne Van Kleeck (1965)

Hi Patricia! The statue of St Clare that I pinned on this map is located at the Santa Clara Civic Center! Is there another statue at St. Clare Church?

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The San Jose Woman's Club, one of California's oldest women’s organizations, was established in 1894 as part of a global social movement of women’s clubs that combined self-improvement with voluntary community... Read more...

Thank you Darlene for your post! I was just there yesterday. Haven't visited in well over 5-6 years and am happy to see that the building is still a gem. It was exciting to learn about the new programs... Read more...

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How are the women you want to recognize connected to Santa Clara County?

I would like to see a multi-media (sound, music, photos, video) production project for young women (teens and young adults) that highlights archival material about women's history in the valley with participants... Read more...

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How should women or groups and their contributions be honored in Santa Clara County?

Through a sculpture, mural series, or small public exhibit. (Like on Agnews campus)

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How should women or groups and their contributions be honored in Santa Clara County?

Clara Shortridge Foltz should be prominently recognized near one of our many court/legal buildings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Shortridge_Foltz

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Diamond Jubilee by Taro Seesurat (1988)

"Dedicated to women Volunteers in the community." - Taro Seesurat, Artist

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