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SANTA ROSA—From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County
March 17, 2020 @ 4:00 am – 10:00 am
An event every week that begins at 4:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 13, 2020
Left to right: Frances McG Martin, Song Wong Bourbeau, Alice Gray.
SANTA ROSA—Do you know who the first woman to achieve elected office in Sonoma County was? The woman from Sebastopol who pioneered environmental studies? The woman from Santa Rosa who led the national effort to recognize women in history? Do you know their stories?
2020 is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. While different in goal and origin, the recent #MeToo movement and women’s marches also represent pivotal change and the power of the collective voice to challenge the status quo. The Museum of Sonoma County’s exhibition, From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County, explores the changing expectations, challenges, and obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have broken through the barriers. Over 20 women are highlighted in this exhibition.
January 25—September 13, 2020
Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Museum of Sonoma County
425 Seventh Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
This exhibition is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.