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2021 TRAILBLAZERS AWARDS CANCELED

The Trailblazers Awards recognize people in Santa Cruz County who, through their professional or personal efforts, are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women or girls, as well as inspiring, empowering, and encouraging them.  

Unfortunately, this year's event has been canceled due to the pandemic. We hope to resume our annual event in 2022.


2020 Centennial Women’s Suffrage Celebration Exhibit

In 2020 the Santa Cruz County Women’s Commission celebrated 100 years of suffage for women the United States with an exhibit featuring artwork from local artists and a suffrage timeline.

The Be The Voice art wall featured art from local women artists selected to re-create vintage suffrage posters with modern, inclusive imagery depicting issues that continue to impact marginalized groups.

The Voices Through Time timeline explored California’s diverse history which proved foundational to California’s early adoption of women’s suffrage and created the momentum needed to support adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Exhibit

The Women’s Commission would like to thank artists Janet Allinger, Emily Aranda, Jan Carter, Ria Devine, Priscilla Martinez, and Jasmine Simone for creating the original artwork and donating its use to this project. Without your participation, this exhibit would not exist!

We would also like to express our sincere appreciation for the enthusiasm and insight of Professor Rosemary Brogan, Cabrillo College Women’s History Instructor, who provided source material and consulted with us on the Voices Through Time timeline.

Finally, we would like to extend a special thank you to Jennifer Wills at W+W Design, Inc., who created the virtual tour for the exhibit. If you are interested in a virtual tour for your business or event, you can reach Jennifer at jwills@wplusw.com, call (831) 332-3218 or visit www.wplusw.com.

 
 
 
 
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