SWSHS is hosting Washington's Undiscovered Feminists for 'Words Writers & SouthWest Stories' on Aug 8
Humanities Washington is presenting Mayumi Tsutakawa with Washington's' Undiscovered Feminists for 'Words Writers & SouthWest Stories' on Aug 8th, 6PM, at SW Library Branch. Hosted by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society (SWSHS).
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Mayumi Tsutakawa's presentation will focus on five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism fields whose inspiring stories reach back to the early years of our region.
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.
This free event by 'Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,' a new historically-based series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Seattle Public Library. The event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, Tsutakawa will explore how these "Undiscovered Feminists" inspired others and changed our state and our society. An independent writer and curator, Tsutakawa has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. She received her MA in Communications and her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Washington. She also co-edited The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology, which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award
'Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories' presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
On September 12th, 2019, a former presenter, Elise Hooper, will discuss her book, Learning to See, Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America, about Lang, a documentary photographer, best known for her Depression-era work creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era.
For videos on these and other speakers' presentations, check out "Events" at www.loghousemuseum.org. This new series is open to hosting any speaker addressing significant historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks Chair, 'Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories' by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net.
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