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Group to Host Talk on Proposition 209

The Thousand Oaks branch of the American Assn. of University Women will host a forum Wednesday to discuss Proposition 209, the so-called California Civil Rights Initiative.

“The California Civil Rights Initiative has been called ‘open season on women,’ ” said Barbara Wilson, president of the association. “The whole country is watching California on this issue, and our branch feels it is important for voters to understand the issues of this initiative.”

The forum, titled “The California Civil Rights Initiative: A Sneak Attack on Women’s Rights,” will be moderated by Cheryl Heitman, a member of the California AAUW Public Policy Committee.

It will include a video about the authors of the ballot measure as well as presentations on the measure’s impact on affirmative action.

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The debate will be held at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and no preregistration is necessary. For more information, call Mary Coles at 381-1379.


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