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100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment–
Telling Our Stories from this Century
Dr. Kerry Wynn, associate professor of history at Washburn University, will team with students to introduce their “Share Your Story” project at Tuesday Topics, March 5, at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, 10th and Lane, at 12 noon. Washburn history students will be interviewing women who took part in political and social movements in the 1970s and 1980s. Women active in government, politics, community organizing or other activism are asked to share their stories. This is one of many activities planned to celebrate 100 years of women voting through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Judy Moler, Chapter President
In the last Voter I talked about the end of the year and the beginning of the New Year. I would like to linger a little longer on the new beginnings. I have always been fascinated by the god Janus from whom January gets its name. In Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions. Janus is portrayed with two faces….one looking to the future, the other to the past.
In my personal life, it has been a new beginning. We had a new little granddaughter born January 9. It is a sign that life will go on beyond our lives into, hopefully, a wonderful future.
That is part of our commitment as I see it to the League. While taking our lessons from the past, we move forward working for a better future that we will not see. That is why we must take our position statements and work to ensure they become reality. To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, “We must study, and get ready, and perhaps our chance will come.”
Raise a glass to the future.
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