It’s finally 2020 and that means the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States are in full swing! Be sure to use the hashtag #Suffrage100 if you’re posting or talking about women’s suffrage on social media or online throughout the year.

In New Mexico there will be events happening throughout the year commemorating this historic occasion and we’ll do the best we can here at the Secretary of State’s Office to keep you up-to-date as to what’s going on and how you can get involved.

The first thing to know is that there is a wonderful statewide calendar of events hosted at ABQtodo.com devoted just to the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Check that link often as new events are being added regularly.

Here’s what’s on tap for this week:

Exhibit Opening: apron/Speak

When: Thursday, January 9th, 06:00pm – 08:00pm

Where: New Mexico Humanities Council, 4115 Silver Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Join us for the opening reception of apron/Speak, a new exhibition of activist aprons celebrating the power of women’s vote. Since 2012 the Apronista Collective has mounted art and interactive exhibits that represent the importance of women’s work. Now, the Apronista Collective joins the NM Humanities Council to celebrate the centennial anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. The apronSpeak exhibit includes art and interactive activities. During the opening reception and while the exhibit is on display, visitors can create a vote-pin. The exhibit runs from January 9-March 27, 2020, Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apronspeak-opening-reception-tickets-85185342653

Lecture: Nina Otero-Warren

When: Saturday, January 11th, 02:00pm – 04:00pm

Where: 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

In celebration of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial, please join Dr. Anna Nogar as she explores the many facets of Nina-Otero Warren. Early 20th century nuevomexicana Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren ran for national office as a candidate to Congress from New Mexico in 1922, shortly after women gained the right to vote. An advocate of suffrage, Otero-Warren achieved political prominence for her promotion of Spanish/English education and involvement in educational and health efforts supporting Indo-Hispano nuevomexicanos.

More info: http://www.nhccnm.org/event/la-canoa-nina-otero-warren-new-mexican-20th-century-mujerota/#more-8586
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