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February 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Community Room
510 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
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Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights

Friday, February 14, 2020

Kevin Kooistra, Executive Director of the Western Heritage Center will present a history of the women’s suffrage and women’s rights movements. Topics include the story of suffragist Hazel Hunkins Hallinan of Billings who championed women and children’s rights, the history of the League of Women Voters, and various strategies used to create social change.

The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and commemorates the organization's 100th birthday. It is part of the Library's "2020: A Year of Civic Literacy" series. Light refreshments will be served.

Hazel Hunkins Hallinan, a Billings High School graduate in 1908, was a pivotal member of the National Woman’s Party and a campaigner for women’s suffrage. Her efforts resulted in several arrests, attacks in the press, and assaults by angry mobs.

Join the discussion!

The League of Women Voters will facilitate voter registration in the Library lobby from 10-11:30 a.m., prior to the presentation.