Thank you 2021 Conference

Thank you to everyone who made the 2021 virtual “Remarkable Women” Conference a success! For those who missed the conference, our speakers have graciously allowed us to share their recorded talks for one month for those who paid but could not attend. If you want the link and code to the downloads, please send us an email to Info@CongressOfHistory.org.

Thank you to our wonderful, insightful speakers without whom the conference would not have been possible. Several speakers have books for sale. See the slides below on how to purchase those books.

Friday
Susan Diamond – Dr. Charlotte Baker
Anne Hoiberg – Lydia Knapp Horton
Beth Brust – Friday – Belle Benchley
Jody Abssy – Ruth Hayward & Manuelita Brown
Russ Low – Sue Leong
Adrienne Berlin – Casa de Paz

Saturday
Alexander D. Bevil – Mrs. Winifred Davidson
Susan Hunter Bugbee – Mary Ward
Steve Lech – Susie Keef Smith
Jonnie Wilson – Florence Chadwick
Maria E. Garcia – Mary and Helen Marston
Evelyn Barandiaran – Mary Moniz
Christine Stokes – Sybil Stockdale

Thank you to our sponsors. Sunbelt Publications is generously giving friends of the Congress of History at 20% discount on Sunbelt Publications through the end of March 2021. See the slide below to use the code to get the discount, or you can “shop the warehouse” in El Cajon to see all amazing books available to you at reduced price.

Graphic of Sunbelt publications.

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COH 2021 Conference Program

Logo of 2021 conference

Welcome to the 55th Annual Congress of History Conference celebrating 100+ years since the approval of the 19th Amendment, & highlighting remarkable women of our region.

Program in pdf format ( link )

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VIRTUAL HISTORY CONFERENCE

Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Due to the pandemic last March we had to cancel our conference on “Remarkable Women: Breaking Down Barriers / Creating Legacies in the San Diego Region.” We will hold our conference virtually on Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. (with breaks for lunch). Thank you to the conference co-chairs, Rosanne Goodwin and Helen Halmay.

Many of the wonderful speakers who planned to speak last year will be joining us to discuss their “remarkable women.” A few planned speakers cannot make it. We will post the final schedule of speakers here on our website as soon as it’s locked in. We will record the conference, so if anyone cannot attend on February 26 and 27 they can view it at a later date.

Questions? Please email us at info@CongressOfHistory.org.

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VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING, Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m

We will hold our COH Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. All members are invited to attend. We will post the Webex meeting link a few days before the meeting. You will just be able to click on the link to join the meeting.

The slate for the 2021-2022 Board is as follows:

President: Christopher MilnesVice President: Louis GoldichSecretary: Louise TorioTreasurer: Andrew HalmayPast President (nonvoting member): Dianne CowenBoard Members at Large: Barbara Busch, Steve Veach, Jonnie Wilson Webmaster: Ray Blavatt

Thank you to outgoing Board members Rosanne Goodwin and Jennifer Stone.

Please let us know if you have an interest in serving on your COH Board.

VIRTUAL HISTORY CONFERENCE, Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Due to the pandemic last March we had to cancel our conference on “Remarkable Women: Breaking Down Barriers / Creating Legacies in the San Diego Region.” We will hold our conference virtually on Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. (with breaks for lunch). Thank you to the conference co-chairs, Rosanne Goodwin and Helen Halmay.

Many of the wonderful speakers who planned to speak last year will be joining us to discuss their “remarkable women.” A few planned speakers cannot make it. We will post the final schedule of speakers here on our website as soon as it’s locked in. We will record the conference, so if anyone cannot attend on February 26 and 27 they can view it at a later date.

Questions? Please email us at info@CongressOfHistory.org.

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Upcoming Event:

Please Join Us on December 5, 2020 for 
Readings from Garment for a Long Journey

COH Board member Jonnie Wilson will be speaking

Hosted by the Ocean Beach Branch Library

Founder of the Ocean Beach Poetry Circle and resident of San Diego for more than 50 years, LoVerne Brown wrote poems about nature, human relationships, politics, social justice, diversity, humor, and poetry itself. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Diego Public Library in 1999.

Online Saturday December 5, 2020, 2:00 pm

Please register for this event at http://bit.ly/sdplbrown
Registrants will receive an email confirmation and a link to the Zoom event

Link to LoVerne Brown’s website ( link )

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Stay Tuned

We will be moving forward on what looks to be a “Virtual Conference” coming up next year. Stay tuned and more info will be following.

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September Virtual Meeting Saturday September 19

Our next Congress of History meeting will be on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. via videoconferencing using WebEx. If you’d like to join us, please contact us at info@CongressOfHistory.org and we will send you a link to our meeting.

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Memberships Extended

8/9/2020

Hi Everybody,
A short note to let everyone know that on July 18, 2020 the Board of the Congress Of History voted unanimously that existing memberships be extended at no cost for one additional year. This of course is in response to the Pandemic’s impact.

Rest assured that we will continue to work toward future Conferences.

Sincerely,
Christopher Milnes
President, Congress of History

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Our Next “Virtual” Meeting This Saturday 10 am

Dear Members and Friends of the Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties,

Our next Congress of History meeting will be on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. via videoconferencing using WebEx. If you’d like to join us, please contact us at info@CongressOfHistory.org and we will send you a link to our meeting.

As a reminder, the Remarkable Women conference has been rescheduled to Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Portuguese Hall in Point Loma, San Diego. Please save these dates. We are holding our conference at this guaranteed time next spring rather than trying to reschedule for this summer. 

We are sincerely grateful to our friends and co-sponsor, the Portuguese Historical Center, for their support of this conference, and to the United Portuguese S.E.S., Inc., for accommodating the date change to 2021. We’re excited that most of the scheduled speakers can make the new dates; this conference is too good not to share with you!

Thank you for being understanding as we all endure this global health emergency. As all of us are able to open up and have activities again, please send your event information to us at info@CongressOfHistory.org

As history has shown us, this too shall pass!

Chris Milnes
President

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2020 Conference Canceled

A message from Congress of History President Christopher Milnes.
Based upon the Governor’s proclamation that all nonessential gatherings be postponed due to the state of emergency regarding this fast-spreading virus, the Congress of History is sad to announce that we must cancel the “Remarkable Women” conference schedule for March 13 and 14, 2020. We do not do this lightly. It is with deep regret that we have no choice. At this time we don’t know when this state of emergency will be lifted and if and when we can reschedule this conference. If we can’t reschedule, we will make a full refund to those who paid for the conference and for our generous sponsors and supporters of this event. We will decide possible next steps in the next few weeks as events unfold. We thank everyone for their understanding. Please stay healthy.

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