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.  

Scroll down to see information about other than Centennial events. Check back here often to see all of the exciting things that will be happening.

CENTENNIAL 

On March 5th the Center for Women & Democracy celebrates women’s leadership in Washington State at our Kicking Up Our Heels event in Olympia. This year, in partnership with the Washington State Women’s Commission, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States and the 110th anniversary for the women’s vote in Washington State.

There are two events:

 Afternoon Tea in the Chief Justice’s Reception Hall Thursday March 5, from 4 pm to 5 pm. We will honor women leaders in the legal profession:

o    Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst (ret)

o   Sarah Turner, Amy Taylor, and Nicole Demmon with Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

The Tea in the Chief Justice’s Reception Hall is free.

   After tea, please join us for a reception at the Governor’s Mansion from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Together we’ll honor the legacy of Washington state women who pushed for women’s suffrage in the early 20th century and still work to harness the power of women voters in the early 21st century. Today we must continue to defend the right to vote.

Tickets are required for the Governor’s Residence portion of the event. Please buy your tickets early as space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact info@womenandemocracy.org

 

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February 15   at the  Bigelow House.
A joint celebration was held of Susan B. Anthony's 200th Birthday on February 15, 1820 and the National League of Women Voters 100th, founded on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1920.   Historians Shanna Stevenson and Sue Lean gave brief remarks on Susan B. Anthony's 1871 visit to Olympia and the Bigelow House.  Miss Anthony's connections to LWV founder Carrie Chapman Catt and to Washington suffrage leader Emma Smith DeVoe, president of the National Council of Women Voters, the first national organization of voting women and forerunner of the National League of Women Voters was also noted.  Suffrage Valentines were displayed.  These fun photos were taken by  Katherine Ransom, katransom365@gmail.com
                             

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FROM:  Sue Lean, LWVTC Centennial Liaison posted 1/5/2020

Dear Players and Potential Participants!

The Timberland Regional  Library has published a splendid "19th Amendment 2020 Celebration / Historical Heritage Players" schedule of events with Votes for Women historical photos!  However, our name is not quite right so we changing from Historical Pageant Players to Historical Heritage Players.  Please note!

The dates to calendar are:  March 4  Capital City Newcomers Club  July 17  "Her Flag" at the Capitol and August 22  Washington State Capitol.  More details below.
The back of the schedule lists woman suffrage books. This wonderful color hand-out was arranged for by Jamie Jenson, Thanks, Jamie!! 
 
CALENDAR: SAVE the DATES!
FEBRUARY 10, 2020  2:00 p.m. at Sharyl Solberg's   (phone for directions: 360 456-3297  c:  360 561-6333)
Historical Heritage Players (and Possible Participants / Understudies) Meeting  
Invitation: 4:30 Leave for 5:00 p.m. for "Ahead of the Curve" Book Signing and Exhibit at the Office of the Secretary of State Reception at the Capitol.  Optional, of course.  They are so happy some of us are coming in costume!
 
AGENDA for FEBRUARY 10 at 2 p.m. Meeting 
Costume Try-ons (bring things to share)  Parade Possibilities:  Flatbed Trailer, Decor, Marchers etc.  /  Future Events
 
2020 CALENDAR:  COSTUMES ENCOURAGED ALWAYS!
February 10   Monday    As above:  Meeting at Sharyl's 2 p.m. / Office of Secretary of State Book Signing 5 p.m. at the Capitol
February 15   Saturday   Bigelow House 1 to 3 p.m.  918 Glass NE  Olympia, WA  
    A joint celebration of Susan B. Anthony's 200th Birthday on February 15, 1820 and the National League of Women Voters 100th, founded on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1920.   Historians Shanna Stevenson and Sue Lean will give brief remarks on Susan B. Anthony's 1871 visit to Olympia and the Bigelow House as well as Miss Anthony's connections to LWV founder Carrie Chapman Catt and to Washington suffrage leader Emma Smith DeVoe, president of the National Council of Women Voters, the first national organization of voting women and forerunner of the National League of Women Voters.
Suffrage Valentines will be displayed and photographs taken.  Sing a Suffrage SongFest. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by a Sing a Suffrage SongFest.  Many of you have indicated you are coming in costume, Huzzah!
                       
March 3   Tuesday   Women's Club of Olympia  1002 Washington St. SE.  Please Come in Costume at 11:30 for Noon PowerPoint Program by Shanna Stevenson. Coffee and dessert provided.
 
March 4  Wednesday    Capital City Newcomers Club at Pellegrino's Event Center  5757 Littlerock Road SW across from Costco.
The 20 Historical Heritage Players/Key Suffrage Leaders who have signed up will be seated 2 per table to meet and greet and converse "historically speaking" with other guests before Shanna's PowerPoint presentation (12:30 - 1:00 p.m.)  Please come at 11:00 a.m. Reservation information and choices for lunch ($17) will follow.  Anyone can come, but we have been asked not to recruit anymore people!  We need to pair up and decide who sits where for best conversation/most fun! 
 
March 8  Sunday  FYI  This is International Women's Day  FYI 
March 18 and 25  Wednesdays   Governors Mansion Special Tours focusing on the Ratification of the 19th Amendment by the Washington State Legislature on March 22, 1920.  Washington was one of only 12 states to unanimously ratify; this interesting story was recently researched by Shanna Stevenson.  For reservations (online only), please visit the Department of Enterprise Services website at https://apps.des.wa.gov/Mansion/Mansion.aspx. Reservations MUST be made at least 24-hours in advance. Photo ID required to enter the Governors Mansion. 
 
July 4 Saturday     Tumwater Fourth of July Parade 
July 17  Friday   HER FLAG National Art Project Event: Reception Room Legislative Building Washington State Capitol.  Our "Winning the Vote" Pageant and the sewing on of Washington's stripe as the 35th State to Ratify the 19th Amendment  
July 18 Saturday    Lakefair Parade  
(FYI  July 19 Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood CANCELLED)
 July 25 Saturday  Tenino Oregon Trail Days Parade
August 22  Saturday     Women's Vote 2020 Centennial Festival, our Historical Heritage Players present "Winning the Vote Historical Pageant in the Reception Room Legislative Building Washington State Capitol

 

FROM:  THURSTON COMMUNITY MEDIUM  posted 1/3/2020

Women's Suffrage in Thurston County: "Leading the Way"
A New Schmidt House History Talk is now on the air. Local Historian Shanna Stevenson presented her talk on Women's Suffrage in Thurston County on October 10, 2019. Watch now on channel 26, VOD , and on our YouTube channel.
Schmidt House History Talks is recorded at the Schmidt House every other Thursday of the month starting at noon. Seating is limited, but TCMedia covers new topics each month. Keep up-to-date on the latest Schmidt House History Talks eipsodes by checking the channel 26 listings on our website .

 

VARIOUS AND SUNDRY EVENTS

 

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NUCLEAR WEAPONS NOWADAYS: WHAT YOU CAN KNOW AND DO – Mondays (4 sessions): February 24, March 2, 9, and 16. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joanne Dufour, Glen Anderson, Mark Fleming, and James Manista

   

NOTE:  The League believes that nuclear weapons should serve only a limited and specific function—that of deterring nuclear attack on the United States—until such time as these weapons are eliminated through arms-control and disarmament agreements. The goal of U.S. military policy, however, should be to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used.  LWV position--https://www.lwv.org/sites/default/files/2019-04/LWV%202018-20%20Impact%20on%20Issues.pdf (p. 47+ of League Public Policy Positions 2018-2020, available at https://www.lwvwa.org/league-positions.                                                                         posted 1/22/2020

 

TALKING ABOUT INJUSTICE:  A Conversation with Dawud al-Malik
Sunday, March 8    •    6:30 – 8:00 pm  Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2200 East End. St. NW

Dawud al-Malik spent almost 50 years in Washington state prisons after being sentenced to death in 1966. One of the longest-incarcerated, then freed, prisoners in Washington history, Dawud will talk with us about his experience as a black man in the criminal justice system. He has maintained his innocence throughout and his case is currently being reviewed by the King County Prosecutor's Office, where he was originally sentenced. The conversation with Dawud will follow the showing of Bryan Stevenson’s TED talk, “We Need to Talk About an Injustice.”

Co-sponsored by OUUC’s Standing up to Racism and Justice Not Jails  Contact: faithinactionministry@ouuc.org

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International Women’s Day -- Catalyst for Gender Equality

Come to the Women’s Club of Olympia on Sunday, March 8 - International Women's Day - to interact with organizations that empower women.  From 1 PM – 3 PM.  Be a Catalyst for Gender Equality by joining forces with the South Sound Wom+n's Action Network (SSWAN).  This newly formed group intends to create a common calendar and website featuring local groups and their events.   SSWAN will foster networking alliances so local groups can work together to  accomplish mutual goals and support one another in working for equality for all generations, genders, and ethnicities.                                                                                                                                             posted 2/26/2020

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