COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
The 46-year-long campaign for woman suffrage in New Mexico is rich and deep. But, as with other aspects of women’s lives, most of their stories—political, economic, social—are not found in history books or taught in schools. In this presentation, Sylvia Ramos Cruz, M.D. shares history about the suffragists whose contributions to that struggle are still being unearthed in family lore, memoirs, songs, newspapers, and a few precious, oft-quoted scholarly works.
Join Los Alamos County Library System for this presentation by Sylvia Ramos Cruz on August 30, 2021 at 6:00pm. This event is in partnership with the Los Alamos League of Women Voters and the exhibition Women’s Votes, Voters’ Voices, which is now showing in the Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library and will remain open until Sept. 21.
This event will stream via Zoom. Learn more and register on the library events calendar: https://laconm.libcal.com/event/8098993
Sylvia Ramos Cruz is a retired general surgeon, poet, writer, and women’s rights activist. She writes poems inspired by art, women’s lives, and everyday injustices. She has roots in many places—Puerto Rico, New York, New Mexico. Her photographs and award-winning prose and poetry have appeared in local and national publications. Her present writing focuses on personal essays and the history of woman suffrage and suffragists in NM.