Women & Activism in the Westside
This exhibit was launched on August 26, 2020, to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which legalized women’s right to vote. As this exhibit grows, we continue to gather and share the stories of women activists in the Westside. Women who march and rally for social change. Women who fight against racism and injustice. Women who serve their communities through organizing church tamaladas, circulating petitions and speaking out at city council meetings. Women who lead school PTAs and share their homes with families displaced by flooded neighborhoods. Women who celebrate their cultural identity and challenge male-dominated industries. Politicians, neighborhood activists, educators, labor leaders, journalists, writers, musicians and visual artists. Women who intentionally work toward the change they wish to see and act on what they believe. Women who are remembered by their daughters and granddaughters, and women who are vital members of la comunidad del Westside.
Explore these stories of women activists in the Westside.