The Wichita-Metro Chapter of the League of Women voters is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a series of events starting this month and continuing through spring 2011.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 26, the public is invited to Wichita State University's Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th North and Oliver to listen to a panel of women discuss women's issues. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The panel includes Linda Weir-Enegren, co-founder of Roots and Wings and founder of Rainbows United; Nola Foulston, District Attorney; Felicia Rolfe, morning anchor at KWCH; Lavonta Williams, City Council member; Lily Wu, Wichita State University Gore Scholar; and Ernestine Krehbiel, president of the Kansas League of Women Voters.
The league is collaborating with nine local organizations to present the ongoing activities that will include book clubs, a film series and other activities.
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Participating organizations include Wichita State University's Political Science and Women's Studies departments; the Wichita Public Library; Wichita Professional Communicators; the Wichita chapter of Links Inc.; the National Organization for Women; AAUW, the organization formerly known as American Association of University Women; Hispanic Women; NAACP; and the Kansas African American Museum.
The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified Aug. 18, 1920.