Washington's Undiscovered Feminists

Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists

with Mayumi Tsutakawa
  • Dates:
    Oct 29, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    Virtual event
  • Tickets:


  • Accessibility:

    Accessible online

Join us for this special FREE program presentation from Mayumi Tsutakawa, part of the incomparable Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This presentation was developed in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, to remember some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest.

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society.

Mayumi Tsutakawa is an independent writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. Tsutakawa received her MA in Communications and her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Washington. She co-edited The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award.

Tsutakawa lives in Seattle.

How to join: See this event on Facebook Live @HistoryMuseum on October 29 at 8 PM.  https://www.facebook.com/events/272667964033607/

Thank you: WSHM exhibitions and events are generously supported by the Norcliffe Foundation, South Sound Magazine, and Humanities Washington.