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LMML Foundation’s 4th annual live play reading

The 2019 Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation’s 4th annual live play reading will be a matinee performance featuring the story of Mrs. Irene West.

Mrs. West was the first African-American teacher in Elk Grove. A graduate of Fisk University in Tennessee, she came to Sacramento when her husband accepted a job transfer. Mrs. West applied for a teaching position at the Elk Grove Unified School District in 1962 at a time when the community was predominantly white, racial tensions were rising in the south and the civil rights movement was gaining energy nationwide.

Set against this backdrop, her story not only chronicles the conditions and sentiments of Elk Grove at the time, but is also an inspiring story of personal courage, determination and an overriding passion to teach.

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Location: Sunshine Event Center

9360 Elk Grove-Florin Road, #4

Elk Grove, CA

Time: Doors open at 2:00 for a wine reception

  • Performance at 3:00

  • Appetizers and social mixer to follow

Tickets: $25.00 per person can be purchased via:

LMML Foundation

PO Box 2104

Elk Grove, CA 95759

Please provide your email address so tickets can be sent electronically.

If you need further information, please contact

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