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Afghan Women's Writing Project mentor to headline Spirit of the Barrio luncheon

SAN DIEGO -- Tickets are now available for Family Health Centers of San Diego's (FHCSD) next "Spirit of the Barrio Luncheon," to be held March 16, featuring award-winning author and international women's empowerment leader Barbara Field.

The tamale lunch has become one of the organization's beloved traditions, bringing more than 500 people together for networking, education, entertainment and community building. Individuals, businesses, corporate sponsors, political and community leaders alike typically attend the quarterly lunch program that raises money for FHCSD.

Field, a former writer for CBS in New York, is currently a communications manager at UCSD, opinion/editorial project regional manager and a mentor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

At the luncheon, Field will deliver a headline speech, “Just One Voice; One Voice Matters, One Voice Can Make a Difference,” telling stories about her life. Organizers say the speech will inspire attendees.

San Diego News 10 reporter and weekend anchor Itica Milanes will emcee the luncheon, which will be held from 11:45 am to 1 pm at the Logan Heights Family Health Center, 1809 National Ave.

Tickets to the event are $25 a person or $200 for a table of 10 and can be purchased by calling (619) 515-2562.

About Family Health Centers of San Diego

Family Health Centers of San Diego is a non-profit community health center organization whose mission is to provide caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons. As the largest provider of safety net healthcare in the region, Family Health Centers of San Diego cared for more than 160,000 individuals in 2010 through over 598,000 individual patient visits.

Left image- Barbara Field.