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100th Anniversary: Suffrage

Women's Suffrage author talk

19th Amendment Centennial

In 2020, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S Constitution that guaranteed the right to vote to many women in the United States. The women’s rights movement began organizing nationally 1848, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. It took them 72 years, finally succeeding in 1920.

Celebrate With Dr. Ellen Carol DuBois

San Mateo County Libraries is honoring the anniversary by hosting a free virtual talk on August 22, 2020 at 1 pm with Dr. Ellen Carol DuBois. A Distinguished Professor at UCLA, Dr. DuBois spent her career researching and writing about the woman’s suffrage movement. Join us as she presents on the long struggle for women’s voting rights.

Throughout August, you can purchase Dr. DuBois’s Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote as well as Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897 which includes an introduction by Dr. Dubois. Proceeds from these sales will support the Foundation and Florey’s Books in Pacifica.  Books will be shipped directly to your home.

Take a look at book lists created by Dr. DuBois and San Mateo County Libraries for adultsteens, and children to enjoy.

Register here

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Join in other community events during the centennial

Book, Please! Women and the Vote

To commemorate the fight for voting equality, join San Mateo County Libraries for Book, Please! Women and the Vote on Wednesday, August 26 at 4 PM for a casual book share to discuss and recommend books on a specific topic. In this session, there will be a discussion on what folks are reading on the topics of women, voting rights and equality. In particular, they are looking to honor the contributions of women of color in the fight for the vote.

R.I.S.E Conference: Women’s Leadership Conference & Hall of Fame

Register today and celebrate the collective power at RISE 2020– it’s 100% virtual, 100% free and 100% flexible. Participate in this week-long women’s leadership conference (Aug 24-28th) and get inspired by Bay Area female leaders. Here you are invited to Re-imagine, Inspire, Support and Empower the impact of women in our communities. The FREE virtual format provides access and flexibility — online participants can jump in and out of conference sessions and workshops.


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