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.
- 7:00 pm, Wednesday,
April 8, 2020
- Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
- 7:30 pm, Saturday,
April 25, 2020
- Lummi Island Library
2144 S Nugent Rd
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
- 10:15 am, Wednesday,
April 29, 2020
- Wenatchee Valley College Omak
116 Apple Ave W
Omak, WA 98841 United States
For more information on how to book a speaker, please contact Hannah Schwendeman at (206) 682-1770 x101 or by email.