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Tuesday Topics–

Department of Corrections Director to Speak

Brian Cole, director of the Shawnee County Department of Corrections, will give an update on the department at the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County’s Tuesday Topics meeting beginning at 12 p.m., Tues., Sept. 3, at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available for $10 at 11:30 a.m. This month marks Tuesday Topics return to its fall and winter location, the public library at 10th & Washburn Ave.


Vicki Arnett, President

 

 September 2019 

The President’s Perspective

Vicki Arnett, Chapter President

We look forward to returning to the library for Tuesday Topics September 3.

I recently returned from a vacation to Seneca Falls, New York. I attended the annual re-enactment of the first women’s rights convention in 1848. I heard the reading of the Declaration of Sentiments in Wesleyan Chapel, toured the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home, the M’Clintock home, Hunt House, and Waterloo Library where the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted. It was moving to be where these events took place.

I learned more about the role Frederick Douglas played in the convention, including the connection to the Kansas Free State Movement and the evolution of the League of Women Voters. The Seneca Falls Convention was just the beginning, and winning the vote would take 72 more years.

Read more about other league activities and news from our President


 

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