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Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and Beyond

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will participate in the annual National Youth Summit May 21 at 1 p.m. EDT to mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of House of Representatives’ resolution in support of the 19th Amendment for woman suffrage in partnership with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Affiliate museums. This year’s webcast, “Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and Beyond,” will be streamed online to allow middle and high school students across the county to examine the woman suffrage movement and its effects on woman-led activism today. The institute is one of 11 Smithsonian Affiliate organizations hosting regional youth summits with local activists, scholars and youth.

The regional summit hosted at the Institute of Texan Cultures will include a local panel comprising activist Rosie Castro, Alamo Colleges Trustee Yvonne Katz, Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, and others, and will enable young people from across the country to participate in the conversation via the webcast’s online chat.

The National Youth Summit was designed by the National Museum of American History to provide students with an opportunity to share their views and debate issues as part of a program that aligns with the National History Standards and Common Core Standards for Speaking and Listening. At the National Museum of American History, some 200 Washington public school students will have the chance to interact with the panelists.

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