October 17, 11am-12pm
Zoom (login information below), FB Live

Dr. Joye Carter
Yessenia Echevarria
Noha Kolkailah
Sign language interpreting by Katie Voice

Followed by Q&A with SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong


Women belong in all places where decision are being made.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We have marched, rallied, organized, ran for office, and claimed our place at the table. Now it’s time to VOTE and elect representatives that will fight along with us, not against us. In 2020 election, let’s show up in numbers too large to ignore!

Due to a number of unforeseen events, Women’s March SLO organizers have moved this event from in-person to virtual. We are still excited to bring you a phenomenal line up of speakers, as well as Q&A with the SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong. We hope you have the flexibility in your schedule to join us! Let’s make sure that we walk the talk and vote in numbers too large to ignore. Please RSVP so we can accommodate everyone who wants to join us! You can also view this event on FB Live – just go to our FB page on Saturday at 11am.


Dr. Joye M Carter
Dr. Joye M Carter, the first Black Chief Medical Examiner appointed in the history of this nation, is the full time forensic pathologist in the Sheriff/Coroner Division in San Luis Obispo County, California.

Dr. Carter was the first Black female to serve as the Deputy Chief of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner department and as a Chief physician of the USAF in the field of Forensic Pathology. Dr. Carter was the first graduate of Howard University College of Medicine to become board certified in Anatomical, Clinical and Forensic pathology throughout her career.

She is an author, publisher and professional speaker. She is excited to be involved with the local community of San Luis Obispo in search of health and wellness. She writes about the spiritual side of death investigation and enjoys providing helpful information to help others cope with loss and grief.

Dr. Carter has been featured in Ebony Magazine, AMA Medical Journal, Black Enterprise and Der Spiegel to name a few. Dr. Carter was recently featured in the HBO documentary “Say Her Name, the Sandra Bland Story” as the consulting Forensic Pathologist.

She has always been an advocate for fairness in the criminal justice system and often has had to assume the role of single-handedly combating racism and gender bias while maintaining expertise and neutrality in death investigation systems. One of her many mantras has been “Never Give Up” and she continues to do just that!

Yessenia Echevarria
Yessenia Echevarria is a longtime Paso Robles resident and leader serving the Hispanic community in SLO County. Her focuses are civic engagement as the co-founder of Paso People’s Action and Hispanic advocacy as the founder of Mujeres de Éxito (Women of Success).

Her work, annual Hispanic Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness event, food drives, and virtual workshops have made news and are chronicled in the Paso Robles Daily News, SLO New Times, and KSBY.

Noha Kolkailah
Noha Kolkailah was born in Cairo Egypt and raised in California. After starting a summer school in Hawaii at age sixteen, Noha decided to become a teacher. She attained a bachelor’s in Biochemistry, her teaching credentials, and a master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from Cal Poly State University.

In 2015, Noha took on the role of Vice Principal at Mission College Prep Catholic High School and founded the Peace Academy of the Sciences and Arts shortly thereafter. With a group of diverse thinkers and a common goal of understanding the values that connect us humans, the Peace Academy fosters a culture to celebrate differences with enriching summer programs. The focus on self-awareness, global citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship allows students to learn how to build on each other’s strengths in ways that inspire creative innovation.

Noha was awarded the David Conn Diversity Advancement award by the Jewish Community Center. She received this award on behalf of SLO’s Muslim community, for leading the efforts put forth towards intercultural exchange with the 2017 “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” event attended by 800 people. In July of this year, Noha was one of the six women honored by Congressman Salud Carbajal as a 2020 Congressional Woman of the Year. Currently, Noha is a teacher at San Luis Obispo High School, serves on the SLO Coastal School District’s Common Ground Task Force and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force for SLO.


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Topic: Power to the Polls
Time: Oct 17, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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