The LWVOC Voter Newsletter
Here is The Voter for April 2020:
- It is important to read the League President's Message on pages 1 and 2 for information on our activities that have been suspended during the pandemic. LWVUS and LWV California are carrying on doing what they can do within the parameters of "Shelter in Place" orders.
- Check out the activities of the Observer Corp and the Membership Directors on pages 2 & 3.
- Page 4 we pay tribute to those we have recently lost.
- On page 5 you can answer this question: So you think you know history? March was Women's History month -- below are women in history you may never have heard of before.
- April is Mathematics Education Month and World Habitat Awareness Month.
- April 22 Birthday of Laura Gilpin. Laura Gilpin, photographer, won acclaim for mastery of platinum printing process in early 1920s, her early work with autochromes of still-life and portraits allowed her to record 35 years of vanishing rural America, elected an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (1930), wrote The Enduring Navaho (1968).
- April 15 Birthday of Elizabeth Catlett, artist best known for her depictions of the female African-American experience of the 20th century (2012).
A thought for the month:
"If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is Memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible is the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out". ---Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
League of Women Voters of Orange Coast