Northwest Speaker Series: Washington Women Win the Vote - The Struggle for Equal Rights in Washington
Historian Shanna Stevenson, editor of Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History, and Coordinator of the Washington Women's History Consortium, will trace the long history of how women in Washington Territory and State won and lost the vote during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries before claiming final victory in 1910. She will also briefly discuss the impact of the early vote for women in Washington on the state's history. Stevenson's lecture, which will be the first event in the Saint Martin's University Pacific Northwest Speaker Series, will take place at noon on Wednesday, March 27, in Harned Hall, room 110, on the Saint Martin's University Campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE. The free event is open to the public.
Shanna Stevenson is a long-time local historian in Olympia. She has a B.A. in History and Education from Gonzaga University and a Masters in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College. As Coordinator of the Women's History Consortium, Shanna staffs a fifteen member advisory board composed of Governor's appointees and legislators, and leads the WHC website initiative and planning for the commemoration of the Washington Suffrage Centennial. She is author of numerous works on Pacific Northwest history, including Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington.