6:30pm Meet the Speakers – Shirley Harrington Watson

Shirley Harrington Watson – US Department of Agriculture (USDA is the official sponsor)

Activist and advocate for women and children’s rights. Associate of Assistant Secretary of civil rights at the USDA. Citizens must be aware of the programs made available by the USDA. There was a serious lack of women at the USDA, Shirley and others have committed to creating change and turning the tide for equality. The USDA has a vision of a modern work place with a diverse workforce.

“It is our time in America to make a vast difference. Not for ourselves and not even for our children… but for the seventh generation, the generation we may never see… If you do not assume this responsibility now, the pursuit of happiness will not be there for the seventh generation.”


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