Rep. Lucy McBath, who represents Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, is one of the honorees for Saturday’s Women’s History Month event in DeKalb.
Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Free DeKalb Women’s History Month event to celebrate nonviolence

State and local figures will be honored at a Women’s History Month hosted by DeKalb County officials on Saturday.

The program, titled “VOICES, A Free Women’s History Month Event,” will feature Robyn A. Crittenden as the guest speaker. Crittenden, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Services, briefly took over as interim Georgia Secretary of State last year after Brian Kemp was elected governor.

U.S. Representative Lucy McBath, who won a historic election last year, will receive the “X-Factor Award.”


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The event, which has a theme of “Champions of Peace & Nonviolence,” is hosted by DeKalb County Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry and Sheriff Jeffrey Mann. It will take place in the Manuel Maloof Auditorium in Decatur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Several prominent female officials from DeKalb will also play a special edition of the popular game show “Family Feud.” According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, participants will include Pine Lake police Chief Sarai Y’hudah-Green, DeKalb NAACP President Teresa Hardy and DeKalb school board member Vickie B. Turner.

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