A look at the American women's battle for the vote through an international lens on March 5

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Special to the Express The Yolo County Archives and UC Davis Archives and Special Collections invites the community to attend a speaker series in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. The series, titled “Battle for the Ballot: A Speaker Series to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” will be held in libraries throughout Yolo County from March 5th through April 13th, to coincide with Women’s History Month. Attendees will hear from historians about their research, engage in question and answer sessions, and enjoy light refreshments. On Thursday, March 5 from 6-8 p.m. Dr. Mona Siegel, a Sacramento State history professor, is the Battle for the Ballot featured speaker at the Winters Community Library. Drawing from her new book, “Peace on Our Terms” Siegel will examine American women’s battle for the vote through an international lens. Her talk will highlight why women’s activism in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East was critical to the final push for ratification of the 19th Amendment in the United States. RSVP for the event at surveymonkey.com/r/Winters_Ballots. Individual talks are sponsored by the Winters Friends of the Library, the Friends of the Yolo County Archives, the Friends of the Davis Public Library, the West Sacramento Friends of the Library, and the UC Davis Library. For more information about the Yolo County Library or Archives visit yolocountylibrary.org or connect with the Library and Archives on Facebook at: facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org. For more information about the UC Davis Library’s Archives and Special Collections visit library.ucdavis.edu/specol or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @UCDavisLibrary.]]>

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