Thu, Sep 24 | Online Program On Zoom

Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California

Join us for an inspiring and timely presentation by Steve and Susie Swatt on the women political leaders from the Gold Rush to modern times.
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Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2020, 7:00 PM
Online Program On Zoom

About The Event

Date: Thursday, Sept 24th

Program Time: 7PM


All registrants will receive a Zoom link via email a day prior to the start of the program. Click on the link included in that email to view the program live. You may connect to the program using your Zoom link between 6:30PM and 7PM on Sept 24th.

Registration is required. First come, first serve. A system capacity limit may be necessary.


Member - Free

Non-Member - $5

**There is a $2 convenience fee for credit/debit card purchases.

Steve and Susie Swatt, coauthors of Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California, will weave into a 170-year historical narrative the dramatic personal stories of dozens of mostly unsung and long-forgotten trailblazing women who challenged traditional concepts of femininity and helped shape California’s public landscape. Their presentation will take us from the post-Gold Rush era and the decades-long fight for suffrage, through the turbulent and transformative 1960s and 1970s, into today's #MeToo movement. (

STEVE SWATT is a veteran political analyst and public affairs executive, and an award-winning political reporter with twenty-five years of journalism experience with the San Francisco Examiner, United Press International in Los Angeles, and KCRA-TV (NBC) in Sacramento. He received a BS in business administration and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

SUSIE SWATT is a board member of Friends of California Archives and a former member of the National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. She spent nearly forty years as a key staff member in the California Legislature. As a special assistant for the Fair Political Practices Commission, she researched and authored a study that won a national award for “investigative work in the public interest."

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