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This tape contains oral history interviews with Jane Dumas and Lucy Killea, two 2002 Hall of Fame inductees. The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame is an annual induction ceremony, which began in 2001, to honor and acknowledge five women from San Diego whose actions and accomplishments significantly added to the quality of life in San Diego County. The annual induction ceremony is also a forum for coalition building between the four co-hosts; Women's Museum of California, The Commission on the Status of Women, San Diego State University Department of Women's Studies, and The Women's Center, University of California San Diego, and dozens of women's organizations representing San Diego's diverse population. Jane Dumas is a member of the Jamul Band of Kumeyaay Indians in East County. She is a well-known and widely respected elder, teacher, and leader in San Diego's American Indian community and in San Diego at- large. For decades, Jane has been speaking in classrooms and at public events, sharing knowledge of Kumeyaay culture and medicine, and stressing the value of traditional language and history in today's urban and American Indian societies. In 1981, Jane helped found the San Diego American Indian Health Center, and since 1986 she has been described as an "anchor, leader, peacemaker, and bridge between Indian and non-Indians in the areas of medicine and education" and believes that "we can become healthier as both individuals and as a community by incorporating traditional knowledge and spirituality." Lucy Killea, Ph.D is perhaps most well-known for her eighteen years of service as an elected official, serving on the San Diego City Council (1978-82); in the California State Assembly (1982-89); and in the State Senate (1989-96). Dr. Killea, an American and Latin American historian, was also one of the first individuals to "recognize the importance of communication across the California-Mexico border" and therefore helped to found Fronteras de las Californias, "a nonprofit liaison with Mexico funded by the City of San Diego, UCSD, and private corporations." Dr. Killea's career reflects her commitment to women's issues and improving women's lives. While serving in the State Assembly, Lucy helped to create the bipartisan Women's Caucus; she fought for years to "implement a licensed midwife program" which passed in 1993; and has been a pro-choice advocate, maintaining her position even in the face of strong opposition and public sanction by the Catholic Church. The end of the tape contains a short slideshow of Jane Dumas' photograph collection.
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