Yakima Valley Museum

Women's VotesWomen's Votes, Women's Voices
Less than 100 years ago, women weren't allowed to vote, but were required to pay taxes and abide by laws their male counterparts voted into place. Women from all economic and ethnic groups banded together to persuade the men of Washington to give them the right to vote. Find out how women in Washington state campaigned for women's suffrage in Women's Votes, Women's Voices, at the Yakima Valley Museum, February 19 - June 20, 2010.

Learn how women's voting influenced territorial and state history, such as prohibition laws. Through more than 200 artifacts, interactive kiosks and oral histories, learn how women from various ethnic and economic groups achieved a voice in public life. This is the state's lead activity celebrating the centennial anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Washington.

Among the artifacts on display are famed suffragist Susan B. Anthony's dress, cloak, glasses, inkwell, diary, and a rare copy of the Declaration of Sentiments, the original manifest of women's rights, all on loan from the Women's Rights National Historical Park, the Susan B. Anthony House, and the Rochester Historical Society. Historic photos, ephemera, and artifacts from the Washington State Historical Society and numerous other Washington state organizations will also be on display.

WVWV CalendarPlease visit, Women's Votes, Women's Voices, a curriculum unit that complements the exhibition Women's Votes, Women's Voices, organized by the Washington State History Museum, Washington Women's History Consortium, and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.

Yakima Celebrates 100 Years
          of Women's Votes in Washington State

JANUARY
January 8, Friday, 5:30pm; 6:30pm Comments from Artists
Women Artists: Where We Are Now, Art Exhibit
Opening Reception • Larson Gallery, YVCC Campus
Free • Come enjoy an evening of great art and meet many of the exhibiting artists. Refreshments will be served.
www.larsongallery.org • 509-574-4875
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January 21, Thursday, 7—8:00pm
Art and Politics—Women in the Arts Panel Discussion
Larson Gallery, YVCC Campus
Free • A lively discussion on various political, social, and cultural forces that impacted women during the early part of the 20th century with Dr. Karen Blair & Dr. Cynthia Coe, CWU, & Dr. Carli Schiffner, YVCC. www.larsongallery.org • 509-574-4875
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January 23 & 24, Saturday & Sunday, 9am—4pm
A Personal Journey: Art Workshops
Larson Gallery, YVCC campus
$140 plus lab fees; members receive a discount • Two day workshop, with Carol Hassen, will provide opportunities for artists to create artwork referencing their life journey.
www.larsongallery.org • 509-574-4875
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January 28, Thursday, 7—8pm
YVCC Diversity Series: African American Women's Voices in History and Literature
YVCC Deccio Building, Parker Room
Free • Award-winning Seattle novelist and playwright, Nancy Rawles. www.yvcc.edu/diversity • 574-6800 x3151
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January 30, Saturday, 2—5pm
"Pink Tea" Birthday Party Open House
Larson Gallery, YVCC Campus
Free • Celebrating American Association of University Women, Yakima Branch, 100 years; League of Women Voters, 90 years; Women's Suffrage in Washington, 100 years. Refreshments will be served. Millie S., 966-3409 • Cynthia G., 249-9002
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FEBRUARY
February 6 & 7, Saturday & Sunday, 9am—4pm
Portraits in Courage: Art Workshop
Larson Gallery, YVCC campus
$140 plus lab fees; members receive a discount • Two-day workshop on creating collage portraits of famous women artists, suffragettes, or important women in one's life, with Karen Allen.
www.larsongallery.org • 509-574-4875
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February 8—12, Monday—Friday, 11:30am—12:30pm
"Women's Voices" Interactive Discussions, Dialogue, and Films
Kendall Hall & Glenn Anthon Hall: G119, 121, 123, YVCC Campus
Free • A variety of contemporary women's issues will be discussed including those relevant to Violence Against Women and women's empowerment. 509-574-4873
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February 11—13, Thursday—Saturday, 7:30pm
Vagina Monologues
Kendall Hall, YVCC Campus
$7 students; $10 general admission • Eve Ensler's raw, honest play features monologues by women students and community members centered around women's issues and struggles.
509-574-4873
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Bellingham
Ladies in Washington campaign for women's rights. (Whatcom Museum of History and Art)

February 18, Thursday, 7—8pm
YVCC Diversity Series: Asian-American Women: Historical Contexts and Issues
YVCC Deccio Building, Parker Room
Free • A history of Asian-American women and their progress in the US, presented by Dr. Gail Nomura, U of W.
www.yvcc.edu/diversity • 574-6800 x3151
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February 19, Friday, 5:30pm—9pm
Women's Votes, Women's Voices Opening Reception
Iron Jawed Angels: Film viewing and Discussion
Yakima Valley Museum
Free • A reception followed by a showing of the film Iron-Jawed Angels with an introduction by Dr. Timothy Jeske and Dr. Carli Schiffner giving insight on not only how the film portrays the national suffrage campaign, but also the important role Washington State played in setting the stage for the 19th Amendment's ratification. yakimavalleymuseum.org • 248-0747
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February 19—June 20, Tues.—Sat., 10—5pm; Sun., 11—5pm
Women's Votes, Women's Voices Exhibit
Yakima Valley Museum
$5 Adults; $3 Students/Seniors; Children 5 & Under Free
Exhibit will highlight the history of the struggle to attain women's voting rights in Washington and illuminate how women's voting influenced territorial and state history.
509-248-0747 •yakimavalleymuseum.org
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February 21, Sunday, 1pm
Voices: Between the Lines: Poetry from Women
Allied Arts Center
Free • A poetry reading by outstanding female poets from the Northwest. Part of the Voices series. Voices is a cooperative program between the Yakima Valley Museum and Allied Arts that presents lecturers and performers addressing topics of interest to the community. www.alliedartsyakima.org • 966-0930
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MARCH National Women's History Month
Writing Women Back in to History
March 1—31 (Entries due March 31)
ESD Student Essay/Digital Essay Contest for High School Juniors • Essay contest for high school juniors on the theme "My Voice in Democracy: Lessons from the Women's Suffrage Movement" Guidelines: www.esd105.org/index.php/educational-services/instructional-improvement
509-454-3131
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March 3, Wednesday, 7pm
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Student Symposium, "Women"
Parker Room, Deccio Building, YVCC
Free • The annual student symposium showcases the work of students sharing a common theme.
www.yvcc.edu • 574-4866
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March 7, Sunday, 1pm
Voices: Washington's Women Win the Vote
Yakima Valley Museum
Free • Shanna Stevenson, Washington Women's History Consortium Coordinator with the Washington State History Society and author of Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington. Part of the Voices series. Voices is a cooperative program between the Yakima Valley Museum and Allied Arts that presents lecturers and performers addressing topics of interest to the community.
www.yakimavalleymuseum.org • 248-0747
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March 18, Thursday, 6pm Supper & Drinks, 7pm Program
Drawing Room Diversions: Women's Suffrage Through Words and Music
Yakima Valley Museum
$35 • Women in Washington State won the right to vote 100 years ago. Tonight, their struggles will be recreated through the movement's songs and readings that state arguments, both pro and con, made at the time. This memorable evening was generously funded by Humanities Washington and researched by YVCC Drs. Carli Schiffner and Timothy Jeske. Yakima Valley Museum and Yakima Symphony Orchestra presents Drawing Room Diversions. 6:00P.M. dinner, 7:00P.M. performance. For tickets call 248-0747. • 509-248-0747
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March 24, Wednesday, 7pm
Here's to the Women
Parker Room, Deccio Building, YVCC Campus
Free • An Inquiring Minds presentation by singer, songwriter, Linda Allen. www.yakimademocrats.com • 509-966-7692
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March 29—June 4, 9:30-10:20 Daily
Women In Literature, ENG L 150, 3 credits HU
Glenn Anthon Hall, YVCC Campus
Fiction and non-fiction works addressing women's roles at the turn of the 19th and 20th century as well as some contemporary works of women of color. 509-574-4873
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APRIL
April 7, Wednesday, 7—8pm
YVCC Diversity Series: Teatro Chicana
Kendall Auditorium, YVCC Campus
Free • Chicana Theatre Women's Troupe addresses social, gender and political issues of the working class and Chicano Movement. www.yvcc.edu/diversity • 574-6800 x3151
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April 8, Thursday, 7pm
Salt of the Earth: Film Viewing and Discussion
Yakima Valley Museum
Free • A showing of the short, but intense, film, "Salt of the Earth", with discussion by Nancy Rawles, Shanna Stevenson, Maria Cuevas, and Dr. Carli Schiffner to follow.
yakimavalleymuseum.org • 509-248-0747
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April 11, Sunday, 1pm
Voices: Hear My Voice: Win the Vote
Yakima Valley Museum
Free • The final battle for women's voting rights is experienced in this exciting multi-media program by Living Voices. Part of the Voices series. Voices is a cooperative program between the Yakima Valley Museum and Allied Arts that presents lecturers and performers addressing topics of interest to the community.
yakimavalleymuseum.org• 248-0747
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April 21, Wednesday, Varies by location
Bold Spirit, Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America Reading by Author Linda Hunt.
9:30—10:30am, Parker Room, Deccio Building, YVCC Campus
7—8:30pm @ Yakima Valley Museum
Free • Author Linda Lawrence Hunt will share the true story of feminist suffragette Helga Estby's journey across the United States. Sponsored by Yakima Valley Libraries.
www.yvl.org • 509-249-9002
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April 29, Thursday, 3—5pm
YVCC Diversity Series: Suffragist Movement and Latina Progress in Yakima Valley
SURC 137A-B, CWU in Ellensburg
Free • A panel discussion on the quality of life for Latinas in Yakima Valley presented by Chicana/Latina professionals in Yakima Valley. www.yvcc.edu/diversity • 574-6800 x3151
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MAY
May 4, Tuesday, Noon-1:30pm
YWCA Leadership Luncheon: Sheryl WuDunn
"Overcoming Hardships and the Empowerment of Women"

Yakima Valley Convention Center
$75 • Sheryl WuDunn, a Pulitzer Prize winner for journalism, speaks on why society should continue to support the empowerment of women and how this helps our society prosper.
www.ywcayakima.org • 509-248-7796
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May 6, Thursday, 7—9pm
YVCC Diversity Series: Suffragist Movement and Latina Progress in Yakima Valley
Parker Room, Deccio Building., YVCC campus
Free • A panel discussion on the quality of life for Latinas in Yakima Valley presented by Chicana/Latina professionals in Yakima Valley. www.yvcc.edu/diversity • 574-6800 x3151
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Fall 2010
September 22 & October 27, Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Ready by Five's Creative Families Play & Learn: Voting and Elections!
Adams Elementary Old Gym, 723 S. 8th St., Yakima, WA
Free • Concepts of Voting and Elections incorporated into arts and crafts, science and language activities that are easy to replicate at home and help children get ready for school. Birth—Age 5, with Adult. www.readybyfive.org • 509-853-2052
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