Join LSC-CyFair Book Club Commemorating Suffrage Centennial via WebEx through December

CYPRESS — This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, which secured American women’s constitutional right to vote, and the launch of Lone Star College-CyFair’s new book club commemorating the women’s suffrage centennial.

All are welcome to join LSC-CyFair librarians and faculty who are collaborating on the Suffrage Centennial Book Club (#SuffrageCentennialCYF) for monthly, lively WebEx conversations July through December.

“The book club reading list was selected to illustrate the diversity of the women’s suffrage movement and discuss its complicated timeline; to draw awareness to current voting rights issues; and to highlight the importance of civic engagement,” said Regina Vitolo, reference librarian and assistant professor.

The inaugural book club started with a discussion of “The Woman’s Hour” by Elaine Weiss with facilitator and LSC-CyFair history professor, Robert O’Brien.

This book was an inspiring story that follows a handful of remarkable women activists fighting for the right to vote, illustrating one of the great 20th-century battles for civil rights. The Woman’s Hour was the inspiration for the American Experience PBS documentary “The Vote” now available to stream for free on the PBS app, said Vitolo.

Join a virtual author talk with Tina Cassidy, author and journalist, for a presentation and discussion on her book “Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait” followed with a question and answer session set Aug 20.

The new book club’s virtual discussions are set for the last Tuesday of the month through October (except August) and the third Tuesday of November and December. Email Regina.E.Vitolo@LoneStar to register for the online book club.

Check the Women’s Suffrage Libguide (cyflib.info/womenssuffrage) and follow on social media (@lsccyfairlibrary) for updates and Suffrage Centennial programming, or email the library at CyFairLibrary@LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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