Thu, Feb 07 | Seattle First Baptist Church

Exploring Racism in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Our speakers will discuss the various laws on the books that prevented many non-white women from voting, as well as the continued voter suppression in the states through 1957 and now the renewed voter suppression, such as in North Dakota this year.
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Time & Location

Feb 07, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

About the Event

With the upcoming anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we are holding a public forum on February 7th to explore the fact that not all women were able to vote after it was passed and that the white women working on its passage were both actively and passively racist through the process.

Our speakers will discuss the various laws on the books that prevented many non-white women from voting, as well as the continued voter suppression in the states through 1957 and now the renewed voter suppression, such as in North Dakota this year.

LWV Vice President, Christy Wood, will moderate a discussion with Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez, Jamila Taylor, Attorney and Founding Board Member of BlackPast.org and La Rond Baker, Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Unit of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.

Doors will open at 6:30pm and the event will start at 7pm at the Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98122.

For accessibility information, please reference the Ground Floor map on this page: http://www.seattlefirstbaptist.org/buildings--accessibility.html

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Washington State Historical Society
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Elisa Law

Suffrage Centennial Coordinator

elisa.law@wshs.wa.gov

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