Fall Forum

Fall Forum: Taking a Hard Look at Women’s Voting Rights Through a Racial Lens

Thursday, November 1, 2018   |   5:30-7:30 PM

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution officially granted white women the legal right to vote. However, women of color continued to face barriers to voting until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Join us as we examine the history of women’s suffrage and discuss why and how women of color have been intentionally left out of the electoral process.

Guest Panelists:

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Esq.
Civil Rights & Domestic Relations Law

Celia Blue
Founding Member & President, Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition

Penny Marston
President, League of Women Voters of the Worcester Area

Rahsaan D. Hall, Esq.
Director, Racial Justice Program, ACLU Massachusetts

For more information about the Fall Forum, contact Maritza Cruz at mcruz@ywcacentralmass.org.