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VIRTUAL EVENT: Suffrage + the Struggle for Voting Rights

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 11:00am

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 prestigious 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 University California Santa Cruz; and Professor Aida Hurtado, Chair of UCSB Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.

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.


This event is sponsored by: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair in Feminist Studies, and Bookshop Santa Cruz
Cosponsors: NAACP, Temple Beth El, and Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County


See Bookshop's Suffrage & the Struggle for Voting Rights Reading List for all ages here.