Washington Women Win the Vote,
With historian Shanna Stevenson
Department overview • History (M.,
m.) • Political science (M., m.) •
International relations (m.) •
Social Action Speaker Series
Historian Shanna Stevenson, editor of Columbia: The
Magazine of Northwest History, and Coordinator of the
Washington Women's History Consortium, will trace the long
history of how women in Washington Territory and State won and
lost the vote during the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries before claiming final victory in 1910. She will also
briefly discuss the impact of the early vote for women in
Washington on the state's history. Stevenson's lecture was the
first event in the Saint Martin's University Pacific Northwest
Social Action Speaker Series, will take place at noon on
Wednesday, March 27 in Harned Hall, room 110, on the Saint
Martin's University campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503.
The free event is open to the public.
Shanna Stevenson is a long-time local historian in Olympia.
She has a B.A. in History and Education from Gonzaga University
and a Masters in Public Administration from The Evergreen State
College. As Coordinator of the Women's History Consortium,
Shanna staffs a 15 member advisory board composed of Governor's
appointees and legislators, leads the WHC website initiative and
planning for the commemoration for the Washington Suffrage
Centennial. She is the author of numerous works on Pacific
Northwest History, including Women's Votes, Women's Voices:
The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington.