2020 marked the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote and a record-breaking election with more than 93 million voters casting ballots. Kamala Harris set several records as the first woman, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect, and candidates from diverse backgrounds were elected in many state and local elections.
As part of the Special Collections online exhibit, Founding Mothers: From the Ballot Box to the University, the University of Arizona Libraries, in partnership with Dr. Patricia MacCorquodale, professor emerita in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, presents this panel discussion to address equal rights in our current historical and community context.
In addition to celebrating this moment in history as one that reflects democracy and advances equal rights, the panel discussion includes strategies, issues, practices, and policies that foster or perpetuate inequalities. Our panelists will also talk about ways community members, individually or collectively, can take actions to promote equal rights, ensure participation in democracy, or create safe and inclusive communities.
Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, Pima County Recorder
Heidi Osselaer, Author, "Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics, 1883-1950"
Lisa M. Sanchez, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences