The Whatcom Museum presents a virtual lecture (via Zoom) in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with writer Mayumi Tsutakawa. She will talk about five inspiring “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century. 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.
This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program. Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.
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