League of Women Voters of Freeport to host free, public program on Feb. 25
The League of Women Voters of Freeport is going to host a free and open-to-public program named “We’re Still Marching: Women’s Suffrage and Beyond” on Feb. 25 at 6:30 pm. The program will be hosted at the Senior Resource Center. In the program, the history of the struggle for the women’s right to vote will be presented.
The presentation will also focus on the aftermaths of the women’s right to vote fight. It will present the creation of the League of Women Voters in 1920 and the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923. Julie Hartman-Linck, a professor of Sociology at Highland Community College will present the program.
Dr. Hartman-Linck has a huge experience in teaching courses in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She has been teaching these subjects for almost 15 years. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Michigan State University. She specialized in feminist sociology and gender sociology. She became a member of the League of Women Voters of Freeport two years ago.
She has a clear vision of educating the voters with the rights of the women in the community. Dr. Hartman-Linck will share her views about the current status of the Equal Rights Amendment. The presentation of the history of suffrage is the main aim of the event. It is a free and public event and the residents are invited to come.
The women are still facing a lot of issues and they are still marching for getting their rights. Dr. Hartman-Linck will present the issues faced by the women in the current time. The public members and all voters are invited to visit the event. The event organizers said that refreshments would be available for the eventgoers. The routine meeting time of the members of the League of Women Voter is 6:30 pm at Freeport Library. This event will take place at the Senior Resource Center on Feb. 25 at 6:30 pm.