Women protesters in the 19th century

News Release

Panel will discuss 19th Amendment during LC Constitution Day

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will celebrate Constitution Day with a virtual discussion on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the women’s right to vote, both in the U.S. and abroad.

The event will take place on Sept. 17 at 6-7:30 p.m. on the video conferencing platform Zoom. The event is free and the public is invited to watch and submit questions by typing them in the comment section.

The discussion panelists are LC State professors Kylee Britzman and Leif Hoffmann in political science; Amy Canfield in history, and Gene Straughan in justice studies.

The 19th Amendment recently celebrated its 100th anniversary as it was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. The amendment guaranteed all American women the right to vote by prohibiting states and government to deny U.S. citizens the right to vote based on sex.

The Zoom info for this event is as follows: Zoom ID – 925 8877 2591. Zoom Passcode – 228705. Viewers will be on mute throughout the discussion.

The event, which is part of LC State’s Multicultural Awareness Week on Sept.14-18,  is sponsored by the LC State Social Sciences Division.

For more information on the discussion, contact Britzman at [email protected] or 208-792-2615, or Hoffmann at [email protected] or 208-792-2818.