Women Vote! 2020 Calendar of Events Jefferson County

SEVERAL EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS

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Passed in 1920, the 19th amendment gave most women the right to vote. As the 2020 centennial of this momentous amendment approaches, organizations across Washington are planning commemorations, celebrations and events. Washington state was ahead of the nation with suffrage. Most women in Washington won the vote in 1883, repealed in 1888, but reclaimed in 1910 — the fifth state to grant women the vote. For information about Votes for Women Centennial events across Washington, visit www.suffrage100wa.com and follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @suffrage100wa.

Port Townsend AAUW / American Association of University Women and University Women’s Foundation (AAUW/UWF) have been awarded a Votes for Women Centennial grant to fund Women Vote! 1920-2020 in celebration of the suffrage centennial. Such grants are provided by the Washington State Women’s Commission and the Washington State Historical Society.

We team up with other organizations in Jefferson County to host live presentations, movie viewings and plays at several locations in Port Townsend and Port Hadlock/Chimacum.

  • Jefferson County Historical Society – First Friday Lecture Series
  • Port Townsend Library
  • Jefferson County Library, Port Hadlock
  • Key City Public Theatre
  • Port Townsend Film Festival
  • Washington State Historical Society

SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS/ACTIVITIES
SEVERAL EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS

January 18, 2020 – Kick off function at AAUW Saturday program at Elks Lodge. Suffrage Centennial: Setting the Stage, the early history of the suffrage movement in America

February 2020 – The First Friday Lecture Series brought to us by the Jefferson County Historical Society will feature monthly presentations by and about women, February through September 2020. Click for details…
Feb. 7 Friday evening – Northwest Maritime Center: Heidi Yantz : STEM and the Women Who Persevered

MARCH EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS
March – Port Townsend Library will offer the 2020 Community Read featuring a strong female lead in the wild west.
March 6 Friday – JCHS First Friday Lecture Series at Northwest Maritime Center: Lee Mcintyre : A History of Women Photographers . Click for details…
March 18/19
– Port Townsend High School – May’s Vote presented by Key City Public Theatre with Jefferson County Historical Society and AAUW in honor of the date Washington State ratified the 19th amendment. See also March 22 event below.
March 21 Sat. – AAUW Saturday program at Elks Lodge.  Suffrage Centennial: Researching the Lives of Women who Created History, Barbara Callander.
March 22 Sun.
– In PT City Council Chambers, play – May’s Vote

APRIL EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS
April 2-3 Dramatic performance Living Voices: Hear My Voice a dramatic presentation through the Washington State Historical Society . Click for details…
April 2
Thurs. 6:30 pm. Living Voices at Jefferson County Library, Port Hadlock
April 3 Fri. daytime – Living Voices performed at Chimacum High School for students
April 3 Fri. 7 pm – Living Voices performed at Northwest Maritime Center in conjunction with the First Friday Lecture Series of the Jefferson County Historical Society
April 8 Wed. 6 pm – Film Iron Jawed Angels at Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock,
April 9 Thurs. 6 pm – Film Iron Jawed Angels at Port Townsend Library click here…
April 18 Sat. AAUW Saturday program at Elks Lodge. Suffrage Centennial: Creating a living history performance about the Suffragists
April 22 Wed. 6 pm at Jefferson County Library, Port Hadlock, film – Suffragette
April 23 Thurs. 6 pm at Port Townsend Library, film – Suffragette click here…
April 24-26
  Friday-Sunday at various locations — Port Townsend Film Festival presents Women in Film — two full days of independent films made by, or about women.

May 1 Fri. 7 pm at Northwest Maritime Center in conjunction with the First Friday Lecture Series of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Claudia Castro-Luna : Washington State Poet Laureate. Her non-fiction work – This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home and current work on a memoir, Like Water to Drink, about her experience escaping the civil war in El Salvador.

June 5 Fri. 7 pm the First Friday Lecture Series of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Candace Wellman – Peace Weavers and Interwoven Lives, companion works about Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities. . Click for details…

August 22 in Olympia WA. Washington State Historical Society and the Washington State Women’s Commission will host a day of celebration. This day-long event will feature speakers, exhibits, vendor, music, parades and more! Learn more at www.suffrage100wa.com
August 26 A culminating local event at Key City Public Theatre to celebrate the date the 19th amendment was signed into the US Constitution.

September 4 Fri. 7 pm at Northwest Maritime Center in conjunction with the First Friday Lecture Series of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Mayumi Tsutakawa — Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists. In partnership with Humanities Washington.