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Virtual speaker to present Washington 'women warriors' from history

by EMRY DINMAN
Staff Writer | November 24, 2020 1:00 AM

MOSES LAKE - The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center will host writer Mayumi Tsutakawa on Dec. 10 to present the stories of five Washington “women warriors,” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Attendees will learn the history shaped by pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert.

Tsutakawa is a Seattle-based independent writer and curator who has focused on the arts and history of Asian and Pacific Americans, and received both her master of arts degree in communications and her bachelor of arts in east Asian studies at the University of Washington. She previously co-edited “The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology,” which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award.

Tsutakawa’s presentation is part of the museum’s Virtual Speaker Series, which has been made possible with support from Seattle-based Humanities Washington, which creates “spaces for people to come together to explore and consider what it means to be human, and to reflect on our shared past, present, and future,” according to its website.

The event will be held via Zoom starting at 6 p.m. To get a link to the presentation, email museum@cityofml.com.