Suffrage + the Struggle for Voting Rights

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and stand at the threshold of a presidential election, “Celebrating Woman Suffrage + the Struggle for Voting Rights” is a panel discussion examining the complex history of enfranchisement in the United States and its relevance to the ongoing anti-racist struggle against voter suppression. A dynamic group of speakers includes Gail Pellerin, Santa Cruz County Clerk/Registrar of Voters, as our moderator; with presentations by Judge Marla Anderson, Judge of the Superior Court of California, Monterey County; Bettina Aptheker, scholar-activist and Distinguished Professor Emerita of the Feminist Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz; and Aida Hurtado,
the Luis Leal Endowed Chair, Associate Dean, and Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara. The event will be followed by a live Q&A, and precedes an evening concert featuring the orchestral world premiere of The Battle for the Ballot by composer Stacy Garrop, inspired by the centenary of the 19th amendment and pivotal figures in the Woman Suffrage movement.

When registering, please add under “Any Questions For Us?” that you are registering for “Rising I – Celebrating Woman Suffrage + the Struggle for Voting Rights” and that you would specifically like streaming information for that event.

Sunday, August 9 at 11:00am

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