Community invited to attend virtual event moderated by San Antonio’s

First Lady, Erika Prosper Nirenberg

By Jill Torbert

The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area, together with Can We Talk?, invite the community to attend their virtual event “Hard Won, Not Done,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that secured the right to vote for women.

The event will acknowledge the incredible hard work, courage, and perseverance of women over the course of three centuries, from the 1800s to the present, and who inspire us to continue working to make democracy not just aspirational, but reality for all.

The celebration will include remarks by Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin, followed by a question and answer session with Dr. DeFrancesco Soto, moderated by Erika Prosper Nirenberg, First Lady of San Antonio. The evening will conclude with a special presentation by Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, San Antonio’s Poet Laureate.

The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area, a nonpartisan organization, encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Can We Talk? is a coalition of over sixty-five women’s organizations in San Antonio, Texas, that holds events twice a year.  The event in March commemorates Women’s History Month and the event in August celebrates Women’s Equality Day and Texas Women’s Independence Day.

When:            Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time: 7 p.m.

Where:           Virtually on Zoom