★ 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration Aug. 25

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and August has been named National Women’s Suffrage month. 

To celebrate, Roanoke County Library Director Shari Henry interviewed several women leaders in the region, many of whom will be joining an online conversation at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 25.

The women will discuss what voting means to them, talk about the female role models that helped shape their lives, offer words of wisdom to young women, and more. The evening promises to be informative and inspirational. 

Panelists include: 

Trish Boyd-White, Roanoke City Council 
Freeda Cathcart, Soil and Water Conservation Director
Rabbi Kathy Cohen, Rabbi, Temple Emanuel in Roanoke 
Abby Hamilton, President & CEO, United Way of Roanoke Valley 
Martha Hooker, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors (Catawba District) 
Kat Pascal, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, FarmBurguesa
Janet Scheid, Former Vinton Council Member 
Lisa Spencer, Executive Director, Local Colors 
Joyce Waugh, President & CEO, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce 

Interview videos will premiere on Friday, August 21, through Monday, August 24, at 7:00pm. 

Videos will premiere on the Roanoke County Facebook page and YouTube Channel

Tune in each evening and write down any questions or insights you may have to bring to the Q&A session on Tuesday.  Watch on social media and the RoCo Public Library website for a link to attend the event on Zoom. 

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