League of Women Voters PBC to Host Hot Topic Luncheon on DEIA, June 19 in WPB

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - May 30, 2024 - PRLog -- (West Palm Beach, FL – May 29, 2024) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) is inviting friends and supporters to another fascinating Hot Topic Luncheon next month at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport, located at 150 Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach 33406.

Wednesday, June 19 – 11 am to 1 pm

DEIA: Election Year Issue & Impact

Guest Speaker:

Barbara Cheives

As President & CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting, the current DEIA clients of Barbara Cheives include the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Barbara's consulting expertise includes law enforcement and public safety, not for profit organizations, media, education, and corporations. She served as the first Executive Director of Toward a More Perfect Union in Palm Beach County, a non-profit initiative addressing the critical impact of race and ethnicity in a diverse community.

Previously, Ms. Cheives has planned and executed county wide community engagement and community dialogue projects with difficult to reach communities for the YWCA, Children's Home Society and Community Partners of South Florida and statewide for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services.  In addition, she has presented at state and national conferences for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, HR Florida, Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, YWCA, and the National Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She also has designed and delivered workshops around youth violence prevention; Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), and the portrayal of minorities in the media.

Cheives is a Past Chair of Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, and served on the West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Mouio's Transition Team where she chaired Neighborhood Improvement and Community Outreach. She serves on the boards of St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach and Sustainable Connections in the United States and Ghana, is Past President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and she has been featured in The Palm Beacher as one of "25 Impact Players Defining Palm Beach County."

Registration Fee: $35


+ Doors open at 11:00 am. Lunch begins at 11:30 am, the program starts at noon.

+ This will be a served 3-course luncheon (chicken plate or vegetarian option) and beverages.

+ Registrations, lunch choice, and payment must be made online at:


+ Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Fee is nonrefundable.

+ Deadline to register is June 12, 2024.

Attached Image:

Barbara Cheives

Available for Interview:

Kathi Gundlach, LWVPBC President


Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS

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