image of invitation to the March 25 Women's History LuncheonDAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Feb. 19, 2020) –The Advisory Board for Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men is inviting everyone to the 18th Annual Women’s History Luncheon on Wednesday, March 25. The event will be held at the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and tickets are available only online at

The luncheon is part of Women’s History Month, which highlights the contributions of women throughout history and contemporary society. It began as a single day in 1911 before expanding to a week in 1980 and the current month-long celebration in 1988.

“Every year we take a moment to reflect on our success with our community supporters while also enjoying a delicious meal prepared and served by our Hospitality and Culinary students,” said Erin LeDuc, Director of the Center for Women and Men. “In addition, we take the opportunity to honor local leaders and heroes whose personal and professional goals align with the National Women's History theme of the year. Guests will also hear from three Fresh Start graduates who will share a bit of their journey from Fresh Start to DSC and the impact our 43-year old program has made in their lives.”

This year’s theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote” and in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the luncheon will honor women from the original suffrage movement along with the Volusia County League of Women Voters. The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, the culmination of a decades-long movement to allow women the right to vote in both state and federal elections.

“Our luncheon is the perfect opportunity to come together in celebration and reflection,” said LeDuc. “Once you’ve attended, it will remain in your heart for years to come!”

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