CCHM’s 2020 Speaker Series continues on Facebook Live Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m., with Donna Sinclair in “Clark County Stories: Conversations with Women in Politics”.
In this presentation based on the Clark County Stories project conducted in partnership with WSU Vancouver, historians and scholars, Donna Sinclair and Sue Peabody, highlight a series of conversational interviews and discussions exploring and reflecting on the role women have played as political leaders in Clark County. Several women in Clark County politics participated in recorded discussions for this program, including former congresswoman and state legislator, Linda Smith, former state legislator and Clark County Councilor Betty Sue Morris, former Camas Mayor, Nan Henriksen, and former City Councilor, Pat Jollota.
Donna Sinclair, Ph.D. is an historian and scholar specializing in oral history and the history of the Pacific Northwest. Sinclair holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University – Vancouver as well as a Master’s in History and Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Portland State University. She teaches as an adjunct for Washington State University Vancouver, served on the Washougal Planning Commission in 2017 and is on the Washougal School Board of Directors.
Dr. Susan Peabody is Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University Vancouver. Her historical exhibit, “The Strange History de Furcy Madeleine,” about a slave who won his freedom in the courts of France and Britain, appears at the Musée de Villèle, Réunion Island, France.
The CCHM Speaker Series is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission and Wager Audio. In our effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, this event will be streamed free on Facebook.
The Clark County Stories project is supported through the Pettyjohn Fund of the Department of History, Washington State University.