A Zoom panel discussion in honor of the 100 years of women voting and the continued fight for equality ahead of us hosted by Airbnb Women@ group in partnership with the League of Women Voters of SF and Oakland and supported by the Vote Like a Woman campaign.
Nina Senn, Airbnb Alum and Board Member of League of Women Voters of Oakland
In conversation with:
Journalist Elaine Elinson, coauthor of “Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California”
Suffrage Historian Jennifer Helton, contributing author of “Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains”
Janaye Ingram, Airbnb’s director of Airbnb’s 21st Century Communities Initiatives and organizer of the 2017 Women’s March
Natalia Merluzzi, Airbnb’s director of public policy for Airbnb Experiences and formerly worked in the Obama Administration at the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, and the White House
Ernestine Nettles, League of Women Voters of Oakland Board Member; Working with Take 2 America: Love, Peace, and Non-violence.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Airbnb Women@ and the League of Women Voters will offer an honest look at the 100-year history and future of American women’s fight for equality at the polls. Historians will set the context of the early history of the Suffrage Movement from various perspectives that led to the amendment’s ratification on August 26, 1920 including the complicated rifts and allyship between the abolitionists and suffragists. Then, we’ll dive into the more recent history of women and voting, the racism and voter suppression that continued through the 1960s and beyond, and what it will take to continue to fight for true equality -- especially this election year.
The program will conclude with info on how to vote, and get involved in getting more voters to turn out in 2020.