The Vote Screening and Discussion
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Welcome to NMPBS screening and discussion of The Vote. One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote. During this screening, participants will also learn about an exciting new podcast project from New Mexico PBS, which tells the story of the suffrage movement in New Mexico. Host Megan Kamerick will also explore how the issues that fueled the fight for passage of the 19th Amendment persist today, and what New Mexicans are doing to build gender equality.
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- Laurel Wyckoff
Education and Outreach Manager NMPBS
- Megan Kamerick
Kamerick hosts All Things Considered at KUNM-FM in Albuquerque and produces University Showcase. She is a correspondent at New Mexico PBS and is producing podcasts on women’s suffrage in New Mexico and the cannabis industry. She has freelanced for regional magazines, NPR, Latino USA, Capital & Main and Marketplace. She was also a fellow with the Solutions Journalism Network. Megan is former president of the Journalism & Women Symposium and serves on the boards of the Society of Professional Journalists-Rio Grande Chapter and Good Radio Shows. She worked as a business reporter and editor in Albuquerque, San Antonio and New Orleans.
- Martha Burk
Dr. Martha Burk is a political psychologist and women's issues expert and national consultant on gender pay equity (see separate webpage), to governments at all levels and corporations. She is co-founder of the Center for Advancement of Public Policy, a research and policy analysis organization in Washington, D.C. Dr. Burk serves as the Money Editor for Ms magazine, and is a syndicated newspaper columnist and blogger for womensvoicesmedia.org . Burk’s latest book, Your Voice, Your Vote: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Politics, Power, and the Change We Need, is a Ms magazine book selection.
- Dr. Sylvia Ramos Cruz
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. Her photographs and award-winning poems have appeared in local and national publications. Albuquerque Rail Yards Trilogy—a 3-part poetry and photography collage installation—is in the City of Albuquerque’s Public Art collection. Her ongoing creative work focuses on women’s history in New Mexico. The upcoming centennial of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, Woman’s Suffrage, inspired her to research and write about the suffrage movement here and the people who took part in it.
- Pamelya Herndon
Pamelya Herndon currently serves as the President/CEO of the KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change, a nonprofit law center focused on strengthening and supporting the well-being of women, families with children and communities in the South and Southwest by promoting racial and gender equity, and economic, educational and healthcare equity. The Law Center also engages with, supports, and collaborates with organizations throughout the United States and the world, with similar missions.
- Meredith Machen
Meredith Machen is president of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico. Her career as an educator spanned 38 years. She taught and administered programs for 25 years as assistant vice president and faculty member at the Santa Fe Community College. She also serves on the board of Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, an organization she founded in 1984.
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