Marathon County’s Road to Women’s Suffrage

Extension Marathon County is recognizing the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, in August of 2020. Join one of the following program pieces to learn more about what it took to pass the Amendment, what has happened since 1920, and where we go from here:

  • Road to Women’s Suffrage Interview Series in partnership with the Marathon County Historical Society: Two interviews will be held with local historians and community leaders, examining how women’s suffrage and women first holding public office, was initially achieved, and perceived locally. These interviews will also highlight how not all women were automatically eligible to vote in 1920, and there were still (and are) struggles with women having equal rights over the last century. Interviews
  • Carrying the Vote: a 4-session, youth civic engagement learning community will also be held virtually. Youth participants will study the people and work that strove towards the 19th Amendment, how amendments work, the role and importance of social and civic groups, and voting. This program will utilize 4-H hands-on learning principles including scenarios, simulations, and discussions. It is open to all youth entering grades 9-12. The sessions will be held via Zoom from 4:00-5:00pm on:
    • Wednesday, August 5
    • Monday, August 10
    • Wednesday, August 12
    • Monday, August 17

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  • “The Next 100 Years” Panel Discussion: Join Melinda Osterberg, Extension’s Community Development Educator as she moderates a discussion with current community leaders including Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg. This hour-long panel discussion will be available to view live on Extension Marathon County’s Facebook page


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