*** Update 1/12/2020: Due to uncertain weather conditions this coming week, we have decided to POSTPONE this event. We are working with Vevo to reschedule in the next two weeks. The new date will be announce shortly. ***
Join us at Vevo for our first Networking Night of 2020 to celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment in Oregon! The U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919, granting women the right to vote. On January 14, 1920, Oregon became the 25th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. Source: http://www.oregonwomenshistory.org/january-14-1920-oregon-ratifies-nineteenth-amendment/
The 19th Amendment reads: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Source: https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendment/amendment-xix
While 1920 was a pivotal moment in the long fight for women's rights, the 19th Amendment did not grant all women the right to vote. Native American women had to wait until 1924, when the Indian Citizenship Act granted them citizenship and the right to vote, and it wouldn't be until 1965 that the Voting Rights Act addressed discriminatory practices that previously prevented many people of color from voting. The fight for equal rights continues today and will continue in future elections. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_women%27s_suffrage_in_the_United_States
At the Golden Globes, Michelle Williams spoke about women voting in their self-interest. She said: "Women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest. It’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them. Don’t forget: We are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us." Source: https://www.glamour.com/story/michelle-williams-speech-2020-golden-globes
For this event, we will host a presentation on the history of women's voting rights, followed by breakout sessions with group activities and discussion topics focused around the topics of women's voting rights and equal, accessible, and intersectional activism.
5:30 - 6:00: Doors open + Networking Activity
6:15 - 6:30: Welcome from WWCode Portland + Vevo
6:30 - 7:15: Presentation + Breakout Sessions
7:15 - 8:00: Cake + Closing Remarks
📃 Code of Conduct
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❓ Event + Venue Q&A
Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
A: Yes, there is a gender neutral bathroom available downstairs. There are Women's and Men's bathrooms at Vevo.
Q: Can I come with my kids? 👶
A. We do not offer childcare but you are welcome to bring your little ones. They will be under your own supervision.
Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event?
A: We will have food and cake!
Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue?
A. Public transportation. Vevo is located on the 36th floor of the Big Pink, which is close to several Max and bus lines. There are parking garages around the building and you can also find street parking in the evenings. Street parking is $2/hr until 7pm.