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Women's Museum of California

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16th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception

16th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception

Five San Diego women will be honored at the 16th Annual Women's Hall of Fame in March of 2017.  Nominations are currently being accepted at the Women's Museum by mail or email.    

Sylvia Hampton

Sylvia Hampton

Sylvia Hampton
2008
Activist

Sylvia Hampton was inspired to work with naturalization, immigration and voting rights as a result of her grandmother and mother’s experiences in the early 1900s. In the League of Women Voters she found the opportunities to gain and share knowledge about challenging issues. Hampton has been on the front lines to educate the public and has been fighting for a single payer health care system, public education, voting rights, political education, social justice, environmental protection, safe and legal abortion and family planning. She is dedicated to providing women a chance to have a voice and to arm themselves with information. She is emphatic about the impact parents and teachers have upon their children. She believes recent elections prove that young people have a voice and can be heard when they vote. Sylvia Hampton has been honored for her work and continues her activism of the last four decades.

Sylvia Hampton, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame, 2008