VIRTUAL - LexSeeHer Speaker Series - Civic Engagement: Lexington Women’s Visibility Banner Honoree
Wednesday, September 2112:00—1:00 PMVirtual
This Fall LexSeeHer's Speaker Series celebrates contributions made by Lexington women who are honored in the 2022-23 Women’s Visibility Banners! On September 21, we will recognize women whose energy and activism highlight the value of civic participation: Victoria Buckley and Lotte Scharfman.
LexSeeHer honoree and “Living Legend” Victoria Buckley, will share her experiences as a successful advocate for improvements in Lexington that enable and empower people with disabilities to more fully participate in all that our community has to offer. Victoria is Chair of the Lexington Disability Commission and a longstanding member of Town Meeting.
Margaret Coppe will share the story of LexSeeHer honoree Lotte Scharfman. Lotte served as president of the League of Women Voters of Lexington and the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. Lotte is credited with authoring the League’s motto: “Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport!” Further, she was responsible for getting the Massachusetts Legislature reduced from the unwieldily size of 240 to the current 160. Ms. Coppe will discuss Lotte’s contributions to our community and the Commonwealth, drawing from historical accounts and from remembrances of Lexingtonians who worked with Lotte.
About Victoria Buckley:
Victoria Buckley, MS, OTR/L, CCAP is a psychiatric occupational therapist and master’s level clinician with over 40 years of experience in mental health. She graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in psychology and from Tufts University with a master in degree in occupational therapy. She has been a certified aromatherapy practitioner since 2016. Victoria is a town resident of 34 years, a town meeting member and chair of the Commission on Disability in Lexington. She is a passionate, tenacious and ever-present advocate for the rights and inclusion of people with all types of disabilities, including physical, mental, sensory and neurodiverse. Victoria is currently working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Emergency Room in a
pilot program to improve behavioral health services and she also works at HRI Brookline. Victoria has worked in many aspects of mental health services with adolescents and adults, in outpatient day programs, state hospital inpatient units and private hospitals. Her treatment philosophy and her strong advocacy efforts emphasize personal empowerment, community integration, and development of maximal independence. She is an active member of mission trips to Uganda and Mexico to help children with disabilities.
In partnership with LexSeeHer. Questions may be submitted in advance to email@example.com.
This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.
Registration for this event has now closed.