Tea Conversation to discuss issues affecting women

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, January 18, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Tea time for women to discuss issues affecting women will be held from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, January 22 at 1011 10th Street in Orange.

While the event is being held at the Orange County Democrat headquarters, the purpose is for all women to know they have a rights and a voice.

“This is a conversation for women,” Deborah Mitchell said. “It is part of the national initiative for women to know they have rights and a voice.”

While women across the country plan to March on Washington to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s election the day after he’s sworn in, women in Orange plan to discuss the problems women face today and solutions to address the number of issues they face today.

Issues such as the closing of Baptist Hospital Emergency Room, healthcare, legal rights and media are hoped to be address during the Tea.

“We would like to see women come together and discuss the issues and offer solutions,” Mitchell said.

The event is open for females of all ages.

“There will be an opportunity to register to vote,” Mitchel said. “It is a step towards having your voice heard.”