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Aug. 26, 5:00 - 8:00 - Opening day reception for Suffrage Exhibit at the Petaluma Museum, Save the date!
100 Years of Suffrage – Where are we Now?
August 26, 1920, eight days after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Secretary of State declared that all female citizens had the right to vote. In honor of this day, we will utilize several Ted Talks to springboard our conversation around progress women have made toward full equality.
Here is how this will work! During our zoom program, our featured “speaker” will be Cecile Richards (daughter of Ann Richards (former Texas Governor). Her presentation is “Political Progress Women Have Made and What’s Next?”
Prior to our program we invite you to watch the Ted Talks listed below. Links are provided to take you directly to them on the TED.com website. We think you will enjoy these presentations and we will discuss them as part of our conversation.
You will receive an email blast with the link to the zoom meeting on Wednesday, August 19.
Check these out!
We should all be feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston)
Dangerous times call for dangerous women (Pat Mitchell | TEDWomen 2019)
To pay tribute to suffragists and their fight for women’s rights, the Program Committee challenges you to wear white!
In his Op-Ed written for the day of his own funeral, American civil rights leader John Lewis wrote:
“Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”
Honor the memory of John Lewis and the women who worked so hard for the right to vote by voting in every election – and helping others to vote. Have you checked your registration? Check here: and then help others check. We want everyone who is registered to be able to vote. If you know someone who is not registered, send them to registertovote.ca.gov.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls, through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. View this video on the history and mission of AAUW nationwide.
In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks diverse membership.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.