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100 ANNIVERSARY – WOMEN GET THE VOTE

Purchase your Centennial Quilt raffle tickets at https://www.loaauw.org/

This month, Lake Oswego AAUW is celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which recognized the right of women to vote, on August 26, 1920.  We invite you to join the celebration.  There are several ways you can participate in honoring this significant event in the lives of women.  For more information about the events, contact ​https://lakeoswego-or.aauw.net/​ or lakeoswegoaauw@gmail.org

​.1. Visit the Suffragettes Exhibit in the Rose Garden at the Lake Oswego Heritage House on Sunday, August 23, from 11:00 to 4:00. The West Linn Historical Society and artist Elizabeth Rocchia have developed a display with life-size cutouts of ten suffragettes who shepherded the movement for women to get the vote from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920.  The display includes short biographies and quotes from the women represented.  Docents will be available to answer questions.  The Heritage House is located at 398 10th St., Lake Oswego, OR.  This is an outdoor event.  Please wear masks and respect social distancing. For more information about the exhibit: https://www.westlinnhistory.org/events/suffragette-exhibit/

2. Join our Zoom Celebration at 5:30 pm on August 26th. We will show pictures of the Chalk the Vote art, show the video The Long Road to Woman Suffrage by Marge Easley of the Oregon League of Women’s Voters, and draw the winner of the Centennial Quilt. You can register for the celebration at https:// https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pceGvqjovHdKIILFULpZ8gmD_8ro4TDUo / .

3.  Participate in Chalk the Vote on August 26th.  Write a message in chalk on a sidewalk or driveway that lets everyone know this is the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.  Take a picture of your artwork and share in on social media using the hashtag #ChalkTheVoteOR, or email your picture to lakeoswegoaauw@gmail.com

4.  View the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Quilt created by four of our members at https://www.loaauw.org/ .  There is wonderful information about the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.  You can also buy raffle tickets for a chance to win the quilt.

 

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