In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, remember some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest.
Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society.
Mayumi Tsutakawa is an independent writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. Tsutakawa received her MA in Communications and her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Washington. She co-edited The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award.
Tsutakawa lives in Seattle.
- 6:00 pm, Friday,
February 14, 2020
- Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
- 2:00 pm, Saturday,
February 15, 2020
- Ferndale Public Library
2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
- 12:00 pm, Thursday,
February 27, 2020
- Green River College Salish Hall
12401 SE 320th St.
Auburn, Washington 98092 United States
For more information on how to book a speaker, please contact Hannah Schwendeman at (206) 682-1770 x101 or by email.