Virtual Fall Forum – December 5 – 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Fall Forum will be on Saturday, December 5th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM via Zoom. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlfuCtqDMsHtZlt–AWjrUC-r-amRnkVcp Sign in begins at 10:00 AM and the meeting will start precisely at 10:15 AM. Please invite guests. There is no charge for this event.
Our speaker: Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins “To Finish the Fight”: NOW?
Six months before the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, The National American Woman’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA) transitioned into the League of Women Voters to, as League founder Carrie Chapman Catt said, “Finish the fight”. In 1920 the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment did not guarantee the right to vote for ALL women. Most women of color could not vote without restriction until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The fight was not finished in 1920 and it is not finished in 2020.
2020 has become a year of reckoning, not just with our history, but with the systemic racial and social injustice, gender inequity, election integrity and other challenges of the milestones and anniversaries we commemorate.
What do we do with the lessons learned from the universal themes of resistance, resilience and renewal? Is it time now to “finish the fight? Or will the “fight” ever be finished? It’s time to decide how we move forward.
You can find Carolyn’s book, The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters, at the publisher’s website: https://products.abc-clio.com/abc-cliocorporate/product.aspx?pc=A6243C It is also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.