Announcements from Like-Minded Organizations

2020 is the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote.  There will be a number of evens hosted to acknowledge and celebrate the Centennial and the involvement of the League of Women Voters.  

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American Experience: The Vote, virtual event on Tuesday June 23 at 5:30 PM
Dear David,
Join KCTS 9 (virtually) on June 23 to celebrate and reflect on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. This discussion will center on the Black women of the suffrage movement and how women (and everyone else, for that matter, of all colors) can currently affect change as it pertains to racism/dismantling white supremacy through voting. We want to elevate the voices of Black women in this conversation as part of our commitment as an organization to being part of the change.

Panelists include President of the K.D. Hall Foundation KD Hall, community organizer and attorney Nikkita Oliver and Executive Director of Amplifier Cleo Barnett. Moderated by Crosscut Now host Starla Sampaco .

This event is produced with American Experience in advance of The Vote, premiering on KCTS 9 on July 6. KCTS 9 Passport members can watch the two-part series right now on in advance of this event.

We want to hear from you! Help us shape this event by sending in your questions for the panel. Send in your thoughts to and we'll be in touch if we plan to ask your question during the event.
Tuesday, June 23 at 5:30 PM
Zoom (Virtual Event)
Free, RSVP Required

*NOTE: This is a free virtual event. You will need a computer or device with an internet connection in order to attend. You must RSVP in order to receive the link, which will be included in your email confirmation and sent via email.


About The Vote

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote — a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

In its final decade, from 1909 to 1920, movement leaders wrestled with contentious questions about the most effective methods for affecting social change. They debated the use of militant, even violent tactics, as well as hunger strikes and relentless public protests. The battle for the vote also upended previously accepted ideas about the proper role of women in American society and challenged the definitions of citizenship and democracy.

Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for — and against — women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today.


About the speakers

Starla Sampaco (moderator) anchors daily segments on KCTS 9 for Cascade Public Media as the host of Crosscut Now. Previously, Starla worked as a legislative reporter for TVW and later as a technology reporter for GeekWire. Outside of Cascade Public Media, her latest venture is Career Survival Guide, a video series that helps early-career women and professionals of color navigate workplace challenges. She created the series after noticing a serious problem throughout her career: Women and people of color face unique barriers to professional success, and many feel unprepared to face these barriers upon joining the workforce.

Cleo Barnett works at the intersection of storytelling and human rights. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, originally from Tauranga, New Zealand, her practice is deeply grounded in the dualities within this diaspora and her connection to the communities she is building in collaboration with. Experimenting within cinematography, public art curation, campaign building, and space-based installations, Barnett's work archives her communities' desire and movement towards collective liberation and healing. Cleo is currently the Executive Director of Amplifier, a non-profit design lab that builds media experiments to amplify social movements. Her work has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum, The New York Times, NPR, VICE, CNN, and elsewhere. Cleo holds an M.A. in Art and Public Policy from New York University, and a double B.A. in Political Science and International Business from the University of Auckland.

KD Hall co-founded KD Hall Communications in 2013 and has since been extremely impactful across corporate and government sectors. As a result, Kela and the KD Hall team have been invited to the White House, received 10 proclamations, and successfully guided 24 students through an internship for the Inauguration of Women on the Rise Season 1 and Women on the Rise Season 2 as well as two Women’s History Month conferences. Women on the Rise addresses equity for women, which is a very important cause to Kela and KD Hall Communications. She has a raging futuristic old school vibe that distinguishes her from the rest. As Kela continues to grow with KD Hall, she also hopes to increase the reach of the company. Goals of global growth, college partnerships, and educational facilities are only the beginning for this old school ambitious millennial leader. In Kela’s personal life she is the mother to her name sake Kela Hall Jr. and is expecting baby number two with Co-founder David in May 2018.

Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator, and attorney. Working at the intersections of arts, law, education, and community organizing she strives to create experiences which draw us closer to our humanity. Her work asks us to engage what we see happening now and to imagine what we hope to see in the future. She has opened for Cornel West and Chuck D of Public Enemy, featured on the Breakfast Club, performed on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert, and featured on The Breakfast Club and KUOW's The Week in Review. Her writing has been published in the South Seattle Emerald, Crosscut, the Establishment, Last Real Indians, The Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger. She organizes with No New Youth Jail and the Seattle Peoples Party. Nikkita was the first political candidate of the Seattle Peoples Party running for Mayor of Seattle in 2017. The Nikkita Oliver for Mayor campaign narrowly missed the general election by approximately 1,100 votes; coming in third of 21 candidates.


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