Fall Buffalo Gals Luncheon
October 25, 2019
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kuyper Dining Pavilion
Join us for a delicious lunch and a talk by our guest speaker, Affie Ellis, Wyoming’s first Navajo and Native American State Senator. Ellis is one of the women featured in the special exhibition Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West. The exhibition, created by photographer Lindsay Linton Buk, also opens at the Center of the West October 25, 2019.
Cost for our spring luncheon is just $25 for Buffalo Bill Center of the West members and $35 for non-members. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today by e-mailing our Membership Office or calling 307-578-4103.
About our speaker
From Ellis’s profile in Women in Wyoming: In January 2017, Affie Ellis served her first term as a Wyoming State Senator, becoming the first Navajo and first Native American person to ever serve in the Wyoming State Senate. Affie was born to a working class family in Jackson, and spent weekends cleaning motel rooms with her mother, Lenore. Affie “wouldn’t trade that experience for anything,” because it taught her life-long lessons of perseverance, hard work, wanting to better herself, and in turn, giving back to others.
Affie’s adamant that her rise to public office is a job, not her identity, and she is committed to doing the best work possible for Wyoming. A working mom of three in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Affie’s story of success is one of self-starting and stepping up.
Find out more about Ellis and the Women in Wyoming project, at womeninwyoming.com.
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