FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The League of Women Voters of Freeport is hosting “We’re Still Marching: Women’s Suffrage and Beyond,” a free and open-to-the-public program, on Tuesday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Resource Center. The presentation focuses on the fight for the right to vote and its immediate aftermath, including the founding of the League of Women Voters in 1920 and the Equal Rights Amendment, introduced in Congress in 1923.
The presenter for the evening is Julie Hartman-Linck, an instructor of Sociology at Highland Community College. Dr. Hartman-Linck holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Michigan State University with a specialization in gender and, feminist sociology and has been teaching courses in Sociology and Women’s Studies for over 15 years. Since returning to Freeport two and a half years ago, Dr. Hartman-Linck has joined the League of Women Voters of Freeport and enjoys sharing in the mission of voter education with the community.
In addition to a history of suffrage Dr. Hartman-Linck will discuss the current status of the Equal Rights Amendment and the issues women continue to march for today. All voters and interested members of the public are invited. Refreshments will be available.
The League of Women Voters routinely meets at 6:30 p.m. at Freeport Library. Please note that this February 25 meeting is being held at the Senior Resource Center’s Activity Center, 216 East Stephenson Street.