“HER WORDS” – VIDEO RECORDED ORAL HISTORIES – PRESERVING OUR POLITICAL LEGACY This project is our main focus.
- “Her Words”, the women’s oral history project of Women In California Politics, is video-recording retired and presently elected members of the legislature (completion determined by funding raised). We have recorded oral histories of over 20 female legislators (some no longer with us). As we continue to raise funds we will focus equally on recording new interviews and completing the editing and post production work on the previously recorded interviews.
- Upon completion of the legislators, we will begin video-recording female Constitutional Officers, female Congressional Members and U. S. Senators, California’s First Ladies and female Supreme Court Justices (determined by funds raised). And perhaps in the not to distant future we will be ready to prepare for an exhibit and video-recording of our first female Governor.
EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION – CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF WOMEN IN THE LEGISLATURE WAS ON MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018.
- The Centennial Celebration Events were held on Monday, June 18, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. These events were Commemorative Centennial Photographs on the West Capitol Steps, a VIP luncheon hosted by Women in California Leadership Foundation, a panel discussion entitled “Women, See How They Run ….Past, Present & Future”, moderated by the Honorable Delaine Eastin #33, followed by our ribbon-cutting, Debut of our exhibits and Centennial Celebration Reception. Everyone enjoyed all the events but especially the exhibits. The exhibits will remain on display at the California State Library, 1st & 2nd floor galleries at 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA. through January, 2019.
WICP Leadership Academy
- In March, 2020 we will hold a leadership academy for women that have expressed a desire to be involved in public service. Keep watching our website for more information.
- Efforts continue to secure a permanent location for the Women In California Politics exhibits, Museum and Library. This facility will house exhibits featuring artifacts of the women legislators, their experiences, their video-recorded histories in their own words (“Her Words”), photos, letters and other items that will portray who they are, what legislation they carried and what was important to them. On our wish list is enough space to have digital learning areas to teach about the importance of participating in civic involvement and public service.
- We are also looking for a technology sponsor to help us present, with the necessary technology, the extensive collections of artifacts and memorabilia of each of our elected women. A virtual museum will bring this history to those who may be unable to visit a physical location.