IOWA CITY — The Century of Impact Committee is pleased to revive the League of Women Voters of Johnson County 100th-anniversary activities honoring the passage of the 19th Amendment that permitted women the right to vote. A panel discussion of young women leaders, New Wave or No More Waves? will be held virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from noon to 1:15 p.m.
At noon, Carolina Kaufman, director of Education and Engagement at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museum, will introduce the virtual exhibit, Hard Won Not Done: A Century’s Struggle, and welcome guests. The panel discussion will begin at 12:15 p.m.
Erin Jordan, The Gazette investigative reporter and co-host of Pints & Politics, will moderate the panel discussion. Panelists include RaQuisha Harrington, North Liberty city council member; Hai Huyah, Coralville city council member; Angie Jordan, South District Neighborhood representative; and Noel Mills, graduate assistant in the Office of Community Engagement and former University of Iowa Student Senate president.
The panel presentation redefines suffrage following the first wave after the Civil War reconstruction and second wave during the 1960s Civil Rights movement. Panelists will identify barriers women have in their professional lives, careers and running for office. They will answer questions about the “Me Too” movement, wave of suffrage surrounding the 2016 election and how “Black Lives Matter” has influenced the discussion.
The session is free with required registration https://pentacrestmuseums.uiowa.edu/event/63311/0. Participants will be able to submit questions during the Q&A following the panel discussion. The presentation will be live-streamed on City Channel 4, the League’s Facebook page and lwvjc.org. The discussion will be recorded for later viewing on City Channel 4. Visit citychannel4.com in the weeks that follow for the TV schedule or to watch the program online.