Women’s Activism: The Fight for the Right to Vote and Equal Rights
August 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The League of Women Voters Highland Park/Highwood is celebrating the 100 year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the founding of the League of Women Voters. 100 Years ago on August 18, 1920 Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. The Amendment was certified and passed into law on August 26th. Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan were the first states to ratify the Amendment on June 10, 1919, just 6 days after it was approved by the Senate and passed to the states for ratification.
Join us for a virtual celebration on August 11, 2020 at 7 pm. We will meet on Zoom for an informative presentation “Women’s Activism: The Fight for the Right to Vote and Equal Rights.” The presentation will include: the Passage of the 19th Amendment, the founding of the League of Women Voters, and, a narrative on women’s activism throughout US history, focusing on the fights for suffrage and the ERA.
Jan Flapan, former president of the League of Women Voters of Illinois, who also served on the national League’s board of directors, will present an exciting PowerPoint presentation. Q/A will follow.
Jan is currently on the board of directors of her condominium association and a well known and collected artist.
The event (via Zoom) is limited to 100 participants. To register for this program, please follow this link.