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California State Archives Speaker Series with Steve and Susie Swatt

Friends of the California Archives

Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

California State Archives Speaker Series with Steve and...

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Speaker Series, Thursday, March 21st
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Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California

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Steve and Susie Swatt will be discussing their new book, Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California, slated for publication in January 2019. The book tells the remarkable stories of dozens of resilient women -- most of them lost to history -- who overcame long odds, discrimination, and stereotypes to help transform the political landscape of California from the Gold Rush to current times. During their research, the authors spent countless hours at the State Archives poring over various collections, oral histories and state documents. This will be their second Speakers Series appearance. Previously, they discussed their first book, Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California, which won several awards, including for the California Historical Society’s book of the year.

About our speakers

Steve Swatt, lead author of Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2019), spent more than 25 years with United Press International in Los Angeles and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, mostly as a political reporter. He won a Northern California Emmy and recently was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his contributions to journalism and his community. After his journalism career, Steve became managing partner of a statewide public affairs firm and taught political communication at Sacramento State University. He was lead author of Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California (Heyday Books, 2015).

Susie Swatt spent nearly 40 years in the State Legislature, much of it as a chief of staff in both the Assembly and Senate. She also served as a special assistant for the State Fair Political Practices Commission, winning a national ProPublica award for "outstanding investigative work in the public interest." She currently serves on the Friends of California Archives board and the advisory council of UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies. Susie is co-author of Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California and of Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California.

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California State Archives
1020 O Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)


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The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, provides a permanent repository for the state's governmental records as well as other materials documenting California history. The California State Archives serves a wide variety of researchers whose interests range from legislative intent and public policy to genealogy and railroad history in California. 

 

As part of its efforts to engage the public in California’s history, the California State Archives also offers a newsletter, behind-the-scenes tours, exhibits, hands-on training, and a popular speaker series.

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