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Mill Creek Library to host free "Washington's Undiscovered Feminists" presentation

The Mill Creek Library is bringing a program about the bold women of Washington to Mill Creek. The free presentation will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Mill Creek Retirement Community’s Oak Room
“Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists” will be presented by historian Mayumi Tsutakawa. Image courtesy of Sno-Isle Libraries.

From a Sno-Isle Libraries news release.

The Mill Creek Library is bringing a program about the bold women of Washington to Mill Creek. The free presentation will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Mill Creek Retirement Community’s Oak Room, 14905 Bothell Everett Highway in Mill Creek.

“Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists” will be presented by historian Mayumi Tsutakawa.

Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, Tsutakawa will describe five “woman warriors” whose work influenced the history of the Pacific Northwest.  

Come meet the 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 an independent writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. She received her MA in Communications and her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Washington.

The program is offered by Sno-Isle Libraries, in partnership with Humanities Washington, as part of the library’s commitment to engage and inspire communities with resources for lifelong learning.

Humanities Washington is a nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Jennifer Keirans, a librarian at Mill Creek Library, has long wanted to bring local history programs to Mill Creek.

“The history of the Pacific Northwest is so rich and fascinating,” she said.

She went on to say, “When I saw that Humanities Washington offered this program about influential Washington women, I knew I wanted to bring it to Mill Creek.”

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