“Five Women Warriors”
Mayumi Tsutakawa of Humanities Washington

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Doors open at 9:30 am for Refreshments & Announcements

Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers
17500 Midvale Ave North
Shoreline, WA 98133

A Free Program from Humanities Washington, hosted by the AAUW Seattle and Edmonds SnoKing Branches

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five of Washington’s undiscovered feminists working in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society

  • Pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham
  • Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop
  • Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue
  • Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong
  • Native American linguist Vi Hilbert

There will be opportunity for discussion after the presentation

Mayumi Tsutakawa is an independent writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. Tsutakawa received her MA in Communications and her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Washington. She co-edited The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award.

Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. For more about Humanities Washington, visit

Come Join Us!

Cost: FREE! Reservations requested. To reserve your place, send an email to: by Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Menu: Hot coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, and snacks.

Parking: Free behind Shoreline City Hall. Enter on Midvale Avenue.

Directions and Parking

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Upcoming Programs – Save the Dates!

2019-2020 Seattle Branch AAUW Programs

  • Saturday, November 201910:00 am – Five Women Warriors with Mayuri  Tsutakawa at Shoreline City Hall, Shoreline, WA
  • Saturday, December 21 2019, 9:30 am – Annual Holiday Program, at the Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9:30 am – TBD at Executive Inn by the Space Needle, Seattle, WA
  • Monday, January 27, 2020 – AAUW State Lobby Day, Olympia, WA
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:30 am – TBD at Executive Inn by the Space Needle, Seattle, WA
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020  – Michele Matassa Flores, Executive Editor of the Seattle Times, TBD
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 7:00 pm – Scholar Recognition Reception at Executive Inn by the Space Needle, Seattle, WA

Past Programs and Events

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 -9:30am – Michelle Merriweather, at the Executive Inn by the Space Needle, Seattle, WA
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 9:30 am –Evolution of Title IX” with Amy Klosterman, Attorney and Consultant, at the Executive Inn by the Space Needle, Seattle, WA