WINFIELD — Women for Kansas—Cowley County (W4K-CC) will hold its July meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 8 in the Community Council Room at City Hall, located at 200 E. Ninth Ave. in Winfield.

The event is free and open to the public.

This month’s speaker will be social justice and political advocate Alexa Tapia. Her presentation, “Take Back Kansas: What Are We Fighting For (and How)?”, will address how to campaign and organize at the grassroots level.

Tapia’s talk will include a discussion of intersectional feminism — what it is, and how it drives political and social advocacy — as well as key issues that affect everyone, but can harm women disproportionately.

Tapia, a Winfield native, is an alumna of the University of Kansas, and holds dual bachelor of arts degrees in women’s gender and sexuality studies and global and international studies.

Tapia served as a researcher at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, and is an experienced political organizer and campaign operative. She also writes for the Cowley CourierTraveler.

“We are so thrilled to have Alexa here in Winfield to speak to our group,” said Pam Moreno, one of the co-leaders of W4K-CC.

“Her impressive academic background, combined with her political campaign experience, will help us to look at the social and economic issues facing the people of Kansas from a new perspective.”

Women for Kansas—Cowley County meets on the second Saturday of each month. All are welcome to attend. For more information about this event or Women for Kansas—Cowley County, call Moreno at (620) 262-2326 or Tracy Muller at (620) 307-6290, or email cowleycounty@womenforkansas.org.

This information was provided by Women for Kansas—Cowley County Co-Leader Pam Moreno.

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