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El Voto Femenino: Exhibit Opening

January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020
6 pm

Join us for the opening of “El Voto Femenino: Sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto. Celebrating Hispanic Women’s Suffrage Worldwide”. This exhibit, which will run from January 24 through June 30.

The exhibit features women from 24 countries in the international Hispanic diaspora who were instrumental in women’s suffrage, including Nina Otero Warren (New Mexico, US), Bertha Lutz (Brazil), Mathilde Hidalgo de Procel (Ecuador), Elvia Carrillo Puerto (Mexico), Ofelia Domínguez Navarro (Cuba), Elena Caffarena (Chile), Josefa Llanes Escoda (Philippines) and Jovita Idar (Texas, US).

Organized by decade and countries, the exhibit features photographs, narrative, objects (including household items), books and documents that illuminate the fight for suffrage by Latinas worldwide.

The exhibit also features a companion piece, “Pan American Unity,” a mural in woodblock by Albuquerque artist Julianna Kirwin. Kirwin replaced Diego Rivera’s Founding Fathers (in one of the panels of his 1940 “Pan American Unity” mural in San Francisco) with powerful women in the Americas who have shaped its destiny: Berta Cáceres, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Dolores Huerta, Michelle Bachelet, Joy Harjo, Deb Haaland, Isabel Allende, Helen Cordero, Emma Gonzalez and María Martínez.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during hours of operation in the HLA building: Tuesday-Friday drom 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 1-5 pm.

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