Centennial Celebration of Women’s Right to VOTE

Centennial Celebration of Women’s Right to VOTE

Join the 100 year celebration
of the 19th amendment
giving women the right to VOTE!

August 26, 2020
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day in the United States.  It is a time to celebrate the activists who secured all women’s rights to vote in the United States. This year is special because it marks the 100th anniversary of the 19thAmendment, which was the first federal legislation granting women the right to vote. 

 Here, in the Coastal Bend, a coalition of organizations dedicated to the advancement of women and girls have put together a virtual celebration, and we hope that you will join us! 

There are two ways to join us on August 26:

Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/pg/YWCACorpusChristi/videos/ 

YouTube https://my.lwv.org/texas/corpus-christi  

There will be door prizes, trivia, fun facts, 5-minute speeches, 100th anniversary merchandise, and an opportunity to ask questions. Confirmed speakers include:

    • Janet Blanke, community volunteer, IBM retiree, and AAUW member serving as chair of the STEM Committee
    • Coretta Graham, local activist and attorney
    • Secretary of State Ruth Hughs

Local sponsors include AAUW; Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.; Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, League of Women Voters, and YWCA.

For the most up-to-date information, including additional speakers, join the Facebook Event “Virtual Celebration of Women’s Right to Vote.”

UPDATE on Book Sales

With a rising number of cases of COVID-19 occurring locally, and under the current guidelines for social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations, AAUW Book Sales are postponed indefinitely until further notice.  Safety, of course, is our first priority, for both our customers and our workers.  When the Corpus Christi Libraries are able to open for full service, we will determine at that time when it appears to be safe to hold our next Book Sale.

Until then, you may be interested in browsing through the antique and collectible books that we have listed on eBay.  To find the AAUW book listings, go to the eBay link below.  After the page opens, scroll down to the bottom to the section labeled “Sellers.”  Click on the small box labeled “Only show items from.”  Then, click into the text box, enter our seller ID:  bookfi-88, and hit your enter key.

eBay link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/ebayadvsearch?_sofindtype=0&_byseller=1#byseller

  If you wish to be notified about the next Book Sale, please send a message to us at: aauwcorpuschristi@gmail.com.

We thank you for your patronage.  May everyone stay healthy and safe!

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