Countdown to 100: Women Leaders Talk Across Generations


Event Date: 
November 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Event Location: 
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
40 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA
United States

Looking forward to the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment when women finally won the right to
vote, the Community Forum will honor trailblazer Joy Picus and several local women leaders. Joy was elected to the LA
City Council in 1977 and has inspired many women to run for public office. She will be joined by:

  • Susan Rose, former Santa Barbara County Supervisor and past Director of LA Commission on the Status of Women
  • Janet Wolf, former Santa Barbara County Supervisor and former Goleta School Board Member
  • Luz Reyes-Martin, Goleta School Board Member and President of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee
  • Kristen Sneddon, Santa Barbara City Council Member
  • Gloria Soto, youngest member ever elected to the Santa Maria City Council
  • Moderated by Beth Pitton-August, who will also show a clip from her documentary “Just the Beginning: A Century of Women’s Political Power”

The suffrage movement did not include all women, excluding women—and men--of color. Today the League fights for the
opportunity for everyone to make their voices heard and their votes count. Women have come a long way since Joy Picus
ran for office. The panelists will talk about where we have been and where we are going.

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