The League of Women Voters of Johnson County, the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums and the University of Iowa Public Policy Center will continue the 100th anniversary commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment with a series of public webinars. The sessions examine the suffragists’ work at national, state and local levels that took the nation through the first step toward gender equality: a woman’s right to vote. That was a monumental step, and the first of many – some still ahead.
The virtual webinars will be held noon – 1:15 p.m., in February, March and April. Each session will provide essential information to further the understanding of our past and the relevance and significance of our future.
New Wave or No More Waves: Old Capitol Round Table highlights where women are now by redefining present-day suffrage and barriers women experience to achieve electoral and professional success. Panelists include: RaQuisha Harrington, North Liberty City Council; Hai Huynh, Coralville City Council (invited, not confirmed); Angie Jordon, South District Neighborhood representative; and Noel Mills, graduate assistant in the UI Office of Community Engagement and former UI Student Senate president. Erin Jordan, Gazette investigative reporter, will moderate the discussion.
Audience members are asked to register here to participate. Participants will view a digital presentation of the Old Capitol Museum’s 19th Amendment Exhibit Hard Won Not Done before the panel discussion begins at 12:15 p.m. Viewers may ask panelists questions using the chat feature.
The presentation will be live-streamed on the LWVJC Facebook page and website and on City Channel 4. The presentation will be videotaped and re-broadcasts will be offered on Iowa City Channel 4, Coralvision, and North Liberty TV. Check the website for program schedules.
A commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, “Hard Won, Not Done: A Century’s Struggle” continues its display in the Old Capitol Museum. The exhibit features suffragist history and artifacts, examines themes of intersectionality, movement fragmentation, achievements and delays, and highlights some movement heroes with a call from the past to use your vote today. Due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19 the exhibit display dates have been extended to ensure the campus and community may visit when safe. In the meantime, the public may view the exhibit virtually: https://www.thinglink.com/video/1364714752487456770
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Gannon in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.