STURTEVANT — "Celebrating 100 Years of Women Voting" is the subject of Meg Jones’ presentation at the American Association of University Women-Racine meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave.  Registration is at 5:45 p.m., introductions are at 6:15 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.

On June 10, 1919, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granting women the right to vote nationally. It took 72 years of work and dedication from many women who were courageous and determined to make this happen.

Jones, an award-winning journalist and author, wrote a series about the suffrage process this spring that was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The series highlighted many of the women involved and the struggles they survived.

The public is invited to this presentation. While the program can be attended free-of-charge, we do ask that you notify us in advance by Friday, Aug. 23, at aauwracine@hotmail.com, so there enough chairs available.

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The cost of attending both the dinner and program is $23. 

The AAUW advances equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. By joining AAUW, members belong to a community breaking through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.

Membership in AAUW is open to women and men holding an associate, bachelor or an advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. A list of AAUW programs, study groups and other activities are available on the group's website at racineaauw.org.

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