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Oakwood Chapel hosts voting rights event

Friday, August 21, 2020 by Tai Moses

Oakwood Chapel is hosting a dialogue about voting rights featuring four venerable and accomplished women: NAACP historian Cecilia Gutierrez Venable, Texas A&M professor Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Texas Standard reporter Joy Diaz, and moderator Jennifer Chenoweth. The conversation takes place amid the backdrop of the chapel’s online exhibit “To Vote,” which “recognizes Austin’s suffragists during the 100th, the 55th and the 45th anniversaries of all women gaining the right to vote in America. Many people who worked hard for that right are buried in Austin’s municipal cemeteries. In Texas, generations of women rallied across the state for voting rights that helped them manage households, businesses and properties. Texas was the first southern state to ratify the 19th Amendment because of the activism of these people.” The dialogue is on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2-3:30 p.m., and takes place online. Register for the free event on Eventbrite. Attend the virtual exhibit “To Vote.”

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