“It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

The Marin Women’s Commission, which envisions “a diverse, fair and equitable Marin, where all women and children have the resources to live happy healthy and productive lives,” marks its 45th anniversary this year, and is throwing a part to celebrate. The event, set for Thursday, Feb. 7 (6-8pm) at the Marin Builders Association in San Rafael, features beer, wine and light appetizers “as we celebrate and honor the women of Marin County,” according to organizers. 

For the last 45 years, the Marin Women’s Commission, whose members include Mill Valley resident Sherene Chen, “has been lighting candles by serving Marin County women and girls through advocacy, research, and partnership with local agencies and organizations.”

The Commission was created by the Marin County Board of Supervisors in April 1974 “to ensure women equal economic, social, political and educational opportunities throughout the county. The Supervisors empowered the Commission to study problems, consult with the Board of Supervisors, prepare information, advise and counsel residents as well as County, State, and Federal officials concerning matters related to discrimination against women and the violation of women’s rights.”

The 411: The Marin Women’s Commission celebrates its 45th anniversary with an event on Thursday, Feb. 7 (6-8pm) at the Marin Builders Association, 660 Las Gallinas Road in San Rafael. MORE INFO & REGISTER.

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