August 2020 is National Women’s Suffrage Month, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote. We also recognize that, while the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granted women the right to vote in the United States, racial discrimination continued to prevent many women from voting.
Ways to educate yourself:
- And She Could be Next A documentary series about women of color transforming politics; The series can be streamed for free through August 31st
- The Vote A two part film that details the campaign to the women’s right to vote, currently free to stream on PBS
- Votes for Women means Votes for Black Women A National Women’s History Museum article that details some of the discrimination that black women faced in the campaign for the right to vote
- Women’s Vote Centennial, a collection of educational videos, articles, etc
- League of Women Voters centennial resources and women’s suffrage quiz
Ways to celebrate this milestone:
The League of Women Voters will be hosting two free virtual events on August 26th. The first event, at noon PST, will celebrate Women’s Equality Day. The second event, at 5 pm PST, will be an update on the current state of women in politics.
The Financial Women of San Francisco is celebrating the centennial on August 26th at 6 pm PST with a free film screening of Passing the Torch: 100 Years of Herstory