This month’s virtual cultural conversation, hosted by the City of Bellevue, will discuss the Suffrage Movement.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women full voting rights in the United States. The cultural conversation will be a historical, not political, discussion, according to the city’s press release.
“While the amendment was a major milestone, it’s important to note that the right to vote was not afforded to all who were U.S. citizens and came much later for African American, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx women,” the release said.
Bellevue resident and immigration attorney Karol Brown will provide a historical overview to ground the conversation.
The conversation will also explore stories and suffrage timelines from around the world and share what that movement means today for civic engagement efforts to lift women’s voices locally, the release stated.
Join the conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Register here to receive an access link to the virtual conversation.