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Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

Women's Suffrage:

Suffrage means the right to vote in political elections. Women's Suffrage is women's right to vote in political elections.

 

The 19th Amendment: 

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. When the state of Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment it was adopted as law on August 18, 1920. 

Our mission

Together we will recognize, honor, and celebrate the impact women have had in our community on civic engagement influenced by the Suffrage Movement. We will work to inspire and develop future leaders in our community during the celebration.

Help us honor the women in your community. PVLD is seeking nominations for women who have made an impact on the Palos Verdes Community. If you would like to nominate someone, please fill out this form. Mini biographies will be created for nominees and used in an art exhibit.

 

Join us!

Cover of Why They Marched by Susan Ware

We will be hosting a series of events along with our community partners to celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. We also encourage our community to join us in reading the book titled Why They Marched: Untold stories of the women who fought for the right to vote by Susan Ware. In 2019 the Palos Verdes Library District was chosen to participate in the California Center for the Book program Book to Action

Susan Ware's March 11, 2020 virtual author talk centered around this virtual exhibit: https://votesforwomen.cliohistory.org/19objects 

 

California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Partner Events
Exhibit: "Suffragette" - EXHIBIT ONLINE

Featuring photography of the Women's March LA by Monica Orozco. For more information visit pvartcenter.org

March 14 - November 14, 2020

Visit the virtual exhibit here

Installation video here

Palos Verdes Art Center

5504 W. Crestridge Rd., RPV, CA 90275

 

The Ladies Remember: Eleanor Roosevelt Uncovers the Road to the 19th Amendment - EVENT POSTPONED
The AAUW-PVP Readers Theater presents the latest in its series of plays about historical women, their lives and their impact on our country. In this fictional work, but based on historical fact, Eleanor Roosevelt investigates how the 19th Amendment to the Constitution came to be, through a wide-ranging discussion of women's rights with those who fought for them, ranging  from the 18th to 20th centuries, inspired by Abigail Adams' famous demand to her husband John to "remember the ladies.” 

March, 21, 2020 @ 2 PM

Ascension Lutheran Church

26231 Silver Spur Rd, RPV, CA 90275

Tickets: $35 per person

For more information call: (310) 293-7071

For Everyone!
Women's Suffrage Reenactment Parade - EVENT CANCELED

Photo of New York Suffragette Parade, May 6, 1912

Reception & Opening of "Suffragette" Exhibit - EVENT CANCELED

 

Sash, Banner, and Poster Making

Make your own sashes, banners and posters prior to the parade:

All Ages

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm

Miraleste Library

For Adults
Film: On the Basis of Sex

Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux, this is the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Directed by Mimi Leder. 2018, Rated PG-13.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Peninsula Center Library Community Room

 

Women's Suffrage History Discussion - EVENT CANCELED

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 2:00pm

Malaga Cove Library Community Room

 

Film: Suffragette - EVENT CANCELED

In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end. Starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, and Helena Bonham Carter. 2015, Rated PG-13.

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Malaga Cove Library Gallery

Better Angels De-Polarization Workshop - EVENT CANCELED

This workshop is designed to provide participants with the chance to better understand each others' political views, to absorb the values and experiences that inform our political philosophies, and to ultimately recognize our common humanity.  

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm

Peninsula Center Library Community Room

 

Battles & Ballots – The Century of Struggle to Win Our Right to Vote - EVENT CANCELED

Join the Pennyroyal Players in their homage to the suffrage movement centennial.

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 10:00-11:00am

Peninsula Center Library Community Room

For Kids & Teens
Get to the Vote - EVENT CANCELED

Obstacle Course for Young Readers: Follow the twists, turns, barriers women faced to get to the voting booth!

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 4:00pm

Peninsula Center Library Storytime Room

 

HERstory Scavenger Hunt - EVENT CANCELED

Search the library in this fun scavenger hunt! You'll have fun discovering some achievements of women throughout history.

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 4:00pm

Peninsula Center Library Storytime Room

 

PTAC Presents: Voter Registration Guide

Are you ready to use your voice? Want to register to vote but unsure how? Members of the Peninsula Teen Advisory Council can help! Join us to get your questions answered and make your voice heard in 2020 and beyond. 

Tuesday-Thursday, May 19-21, 2020 @ 3:00 - 5:00pm

Peninsula Center Library Foyer

Why They Marched

Cover of Why They Marched by Susan Ware

Read and discuss "Why They Marched: untold stories of the women who fought for the right to vote" by Susan Ware!

Author Talk with Susan Ware

Enjoy a lecture enhancing the content of her book, bringing to life the history of the suffragette movement. This event will take place live virtually just for PVLD via Skype.

Have questions for the author? Email Laura Ishizaka Lishizaka@pvld.org to have your question submitted to Susan Ware ahead of time!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 10 am

Peninsula Center Library Community Room

 

Book Discussions

Discussions on Ware's book will each focus on different chapters. Attend them all if you like!

Malaga Cove Library Book Club 

Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 2:00pm

Malaga Cove Library

 

Fiction Addiction Book Club

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 11:00am

Peninsula Center Library Purcell Room

 

Evening Book Club

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Peninsula Center Library Purcell Room

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Women's Suffrage Books, Movies, and More

Young Readers Womens Suffrage Books    Women's Suffrage Books, Movies, and More for Adults. Link to booklist

Thanks to the Book to Action funding opportunity through the California Center for the Book, PVLD has a limited number of FREE copies of "Why They Marched" by Susan Ware to give away. Reserve your free copy while supplies last!

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Peninsula Women's Suffrage Centennial 2020: Vote, Visit, and Explore Online

Vote

LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office

Register to vote, find your polling place, and more!

 

Visit

Women's Museum of California

"The Women's Museum of California was established in 1983 as the Women's History Reclamation Project. The mission was to preserve women's history and become an educational resource for the community. Through it's original exhibits, educational programming, and community engagement the Women's Museum of California strives to bring untold stories of remarkable women to light."

2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, San Diego, CA

(619) 233-7963

 

Explore Online

2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative

Explore all the programs, projects, and activities occuring nationwide commemorating the 100th annviersary of the 19th Amendment. Includes fun quizzes, reading lists, and more!

 

Women's History at the National Archives

Blogs, Videos, Online Exhibits, and more exploring Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights, and influential American women throughout history.

 

Vote for Women: The Struggle for Women's Suffrage

View selected images from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division featuring "portraits of women who campaigned for women's rights, particularly voting rights, and suffrage campaign scenes, cartoons, and ephemera."

 

For Teachers

DocsTeach, Women's Rights

Get ideas and resources for teaching Women's Rights with primary sources in the classroom from the National Archives.

 

Peninsula Women's Suffrage Centennial 2020: Community Organizations

Peninsula Community non-partisan organizations serving women, supporting civic engagement, and participating in our peninsula wide Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration

 

American Association Of University Women (AAUW) Palos Verdes Peninsula

"AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research."

 

Jack and Jill of America, South Los Angeles Chapter

"Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is an African-American organization of mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening children ages 2-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving." 

 

League of Women Voters (LWV) of Palos Verdes Peninsula, League of Women Voters (LWV) Torrance Area

"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."

 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

"The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism."

 

Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC)

"Palos Verdes Art Center/ Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education inspires adults and children to create, appreciate and celebrate art."

 

Palos Verdes Chapter of The Links, Inc.

"The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 16,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry."

 

Palos Verdes Junior Woman's Club

The Palos Verdes Junior Woman's Club "mission is to support women and children in crisis throughout the South Bay area."

 

Palos Verdes Woman's Club

"The Palos Verdes Woman’s Club is a community organization that was established in 1926 and since then has been devoted to providing social benefit and projects to enhance the community." 

 

Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

"Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University, the Sorority is currently a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women."

 

South Bay Chinese Women's Association

The South Bay Chinese Women's Association "mission is to educate, encourage, support, and promote women’s welfare through professional development and community. To strengthen the communications and relationships among members."

 

Peninsula Women's Suffrage Centennial 2020: Partners

Thank you to our partners supporting or sponsoring programs in the peninsula wide Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration!

 

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California Center For the Book

Thanks to the Book to Action funding opportunity through the California Center for the Book, PVLD was able to provide:

Free copies of Susan Ware's boook "Why They Marched" and programming partnerships.

City of Rolling Hills Estates

"To preserve and enhance the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors through outstanding municipal governance and exemplary service to the community."

 

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Leage of Women Voters (LWV) of Palos Verdes Peninsula

"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."

 

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Palos Verdes Art Center

"Palos Verdes Art Center/ Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education inspires adults and children to create, appreciate and celebrate art."

 

Promenade on the Peninsula 

"a mixed-use destination for the Rolling Hills community and beyond; offering dining, shopping, leisure activities, medical and professional services, all in one convenient location."