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Dangerous Dames of Dayton 2021
23 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$50
This year’s Dangerous Dames of Dayton program honored Brenda Whitney (posthumous), Daj’za Demmings, and all our local Health Care Nurses. Our guest speaker was Jana Collier, Publisher, Cox Enterprises Ohio Newspapers. See Recorded Zoom link.
2021 Sustaining Dames Campaign
To help sustain our League as we begin a new century of serving our community, we invite you to donate $100 or more now. This donation is tax-deductible and will help us keep our doors open and our lights on. Our 2021 Sustaining Dames Campaign closes on 31 March 2021. Contributor names will be listed, framed, and hung in our office until the 2022 campaign. To become a member of this prestigious team, mail us your check payable to the Dayton Area League of Women Voters Education Fund, or use the PayPal button below.
Brenda Whitney (posthumously): For over three decades, Brenda advocated for the dignity of the mentally challenged in our area. She changed zoning laws and “sweet-talked” Dayton area residents into “allowing” homes for challenged people in THEIR neighborhoods. She was a leader in the closing of state institutions and the re-integration of people with developmental disabilities into their communities. She championed our forgotten people.
Daj’za Demmings: Founder of Young Black Professionals, and a true community servant who organized food and water deliveries after the Trotwood tornado and found donors to get 40 Wilberforce students a means to go home when COVID-19 broke out and Wilberforce closed. She also arranged for hundreds of Thanksgiving dinners and winter preparation kits for those in need.
All our local Health Care Nurses: These professionals have worked fearlessly and tirelessly during the pandemic. Sharon Hawkins, President of the Ohio Nurses Association (District 10) will accept this award on behalf of all the nurses of the Dayton area.