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VIRTUAL – Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Presents: Suffrage + the Struggle for Voting Rights

August 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  


As we approach the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and stand at the threshold of a presidential election, “Celebrating Woman Suffrage + the Struggle for Voting Rights” is a panel discussion examining the complex history of enfranchisement in the United States and its relevance to the ongoing anti-racist struggle against voter suppression. A dynamic group of speakers includes Gail Pellerin, Santa Cruz County Clerk/Registrar of Voters, as our moderator; with presentations by Judge Marla Anderson, Judge of the Superior Court of California, Monterey County; Bettina Aptheker, scholar-activist and Distinguished Professor Emerita of the Feminist Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz; and Aida Hurtado, the Luis Leal Endowed Chair, Associate Dean, and Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara. The event will be followed by a live Q&A, and precedes an evening concert featuring the orchestral world premiere of The Battle for the Ballot by composer Stacy Garrop, inspired by the centenary of the 19th amendment and pivotal figures in the Woman Suffrage movement.

You may view this event and participate in the live Q&A directly via the Festival’s website here. The countdown clock will apprise you when the event is about to begin. No registration necessary.

Read Professor Aptheker’s article on “Suffrage and Suffering” in the Voices of the Monterey Bay publication.

This event is sponsored by: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair in Feminist Studies, and Bookshop Santa Cruz

Co-Sponsors: NAACP, Temple Beth El, and Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County


August 9, 2020
11:00 am - 2:00 pm