National Hispanic Cultural Center

Call for New Mexico Events Commemorating the Centennial of the U.S. Women's Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT
Mary Ann Hatchitt
505-681-4014
mahatchitt@outlook.com

(Albuquerque, New Mexico)  -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in partnership with the City of Albuquerque and the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico, has launched a New Mexico master calendar of events celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the U.S. women’s vote.

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. New Mexico ratified the 19th Amendment on February 21, 1920.

This historic centennial offers New Mexico communities an opportunity to commemorate this milestone with celebrations, lectures, workshops, readings, presentations and other events. The purpose of the master calendar is to promote events statewide.

New Mexico organizations are invited to submit appropriate event(s) here: https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/wzm2yvu0ndab1m/. There is no charge to submit an event.

For more information, contact Valerie Martínez at the NHCC: valerie.martinez@state.nm.us; 505-383-4724.

See the current calendar listings here: https://www.abqtodo.com/event-category/wvc/

Events planned to date include:



  • Lecture: Nina Otero-Warren, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Saturday January 11, 2 -4 p.m.

  • Documentary Screening: Equal Means Equal at Guild Cinema, Sunday January 19, 1-3 p.m.

  • Exhibit: El voto femenino: sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto at the National Hispanic cultural Center, Friday, January 24 - June 30

  • Suffrage Centennial and League of Women Voters 100th Birthday Celebration, New Mexico State Capitol, Thursday, February 5, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Talk: They Won the Vote: Woman’s Suffrage & Suffragists in New Mexico, Sylvia Ramos Cruz M.D., New Mexico State Library, Friday, February 21, Noon.

  • Chautauqua: La Nina, Nino Otero-Warren, Special Collections Library, Saturday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. – Noon.

  • Women’s Suffrage Procession & Celebration, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

About the National Hispanic Cultural Center:  The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities, and is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW in Albuquerque, New Mexico. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance from the National Hispanic Center box office, 505-724-4771 or the NHCC website, www.nhccnm.org.

  

 


 

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