Online: Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists

June 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Vicki Heck, Librarian


For teens and adults.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, remember some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest.

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society.

Sponsored by Humanities WA. In partnership with Mercer Island Historical Society.

Please register by June 29, 5pm. You will be emailed a Zoom link.

Presenter Bio

Mayumi Tsutakawa formerly managed the King County Arts Commission. As an independent curator and then director of external relations for the Wing Luke Asian Museum, she worked on exhibitions of Asian/Pacific American historical and contemporary artists. Formerly, she was a reporter and editor at The Seattle Times. She has co-edited several multicultural literary anthologies, one of which, The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology (Calyx Books, 1990) received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award. A native of Seattle, Mayumi received her master’s degree in communications and her bachelor’s degree in Japan Area Studies at the University of Washington.