Women’s Tea to feature inspiring message

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Pearl River County Federation for Democratic Women is organizing a Women’s Tea that will feature prominent women serving the state in various capacities.

The event will be held at the Crosby Memorial Library on Jan. 20 from 2-5 p.m.

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According to a press release from the Pearl River County Federation of Democratic Women, one of the guest speakers will be Ward Two Councilor for Hattiesburg Deborah Denard Delgado.

Delgado is the founder and chairperson of the annual Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival, serves on the Advisory Council of the National League of Cities (NLC), and vice president for TRUST for the World conference of Mayors. Delgado is also founding director of a non-profit that seeks to improve the health of people living in depressed communities known as Repair S.H.O.P, the release states.

Kathryn Rehner, Project Director for the Mississippi Health Access Collaborative at the University of Southern Mississippi, is the second guest speaker for the event.

Rehner developed the health access model being implemented through MHAC that brought $2.5 million in grant funding to be used to better healthcare facilities in South Mississippi, the release states.

The event is free to any and all women considering a career in a political office or who are interested in working on a political campaign. For more information contact FDW President Ruthie Long at 985-788-1158.