SacBee: Sacramento May Get A New Women’s Commission

SacBee: Sacramento May Get A New Women’s Commission

Following the lead of other major cities and counties in California, Sacramento County may soon create a commission dedicated to investigating and addressing challenges and biases faced by women and girls throughout the region.

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of a blue ribbon commission of local nonprofits and community leaders last month, a model that was successfully used six years ago to noticeably reduce the disproportionately high rate of black children dying in the county.

The idea for the commission is almost two years in the making, with advocacy groups such as Women’s EmpowermentWomen’s Wisdom ArtWEAVE and more hosting a series of listening circles in shelters, schools and community centers across the county for the last year and a half to gather feedback from women and girls.

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