The next week, In honor of Women’s History Month, the college offered two inspirational panel discussions. I was honored to be part of the first one, Women’s Empowerment Panel, coordinated by student Paul Dunn and moderated by Margie Rubio. Besides. myself, the panel featured community members from the Oakland Mayor’s Office, Hayward Police Department, and City of Hope. The second, “Women’s Roundtable,” featured some of Merritt’s own strong women: Trustee Linda Handy, Maria Spencer, Leanna Jack, Frances Moy, Sylver McDaniels, and Dr. Lilia Chavez. Have a great April! To contribute to the Merritt Connection contact firstname.lastname@example.org.