Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrating Colorado Women Events 2016

The League of Women Voters of Colorado is a Co-Sponsor. Here is a list of events sponsored by the League.

Denver Public Library, 7th Floor Training Room 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy, Denver, Colorado

**Please be informed that the Legislative Wrap-Up event scheduled for Tuesday, June 7th at 5:30pm has been cancelled and will not be held. All other events are still on.**

Women in Politics
Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (MDT)
Presentation on the suffragist movement in Colorado
Panelists Include:
Caroline Churchill, leading feminist during the late nineteenth century Presentation on the mid-century (1920’s – 1950’s) political activities by women in Colorado,
Eudochia Bell Smith, third woman elected to the state Senate, she fought for the right of women to sit on juries.
Josephine Aspinwall Roche, first woman in CO to be a police officer and later run a major coal company and served as first woman Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and 2nd woman to be appointed to serve in the presidential cabinet
Elizabeth Pellett. Laura Hoeppner will be talking about a new Inductee, Elizabeth Pellett, (Class of 2016), the first woman to serve as Minority Leader in the Colorado State Legislature and the first woman to hold such a highly ranked legislative leadership position in the United States and the first woman in Colorado to run for Congress
Wilma Webb – As a distinguished Colorado State Representative, Wilma J. Webb served six terms in the Colorado House of Representatives and among her accomplishments was the introducing and passing of bills to establish Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Long-Term Home Health Care for senior citizens, and Drug Treatment Care for assistance to substance abusers. Her political involvement in civics began as a community organizer to register voters, assist impoverished families, and encourage equality in Education.

“Strong Sisters” Film, Presentation by CWHF Inductee Polly Baca, & Exhibit Tour Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (MDT)

“One Women’s Perspective on Running for Political Office” presented by Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee Polly Baca, the first minority woman to be elected to the Colorado State Senate and served in the Colorado legislature for 12 years. She was also the first Latina woman to co-chair a National Democratic National Convention and the first Latina to receive a major party nomination for the U. S. Congress.

Following Polly Baca’s presentation, the independent documentary, “Strong Sisters”, will be shown. The film focuses on Colorado women in elected office and includes over
70 interviews. A Q&A with the film makers, Laura Hoeppner and Meg Froelich, will take place after the showing.

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrating CO Women Events 2016 League of Women Voters• of Colorado, Co-Sponsor


Advocacy and Influence
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (MDT)

ADVOCACY AND INFLUENCE: How to Make Change Happen
Have an idea or passion that needs a kick-start? Insights from these remarkable women will be shared and discussed on how they advanced their causes. Key strategies on what it takes; how to gain confidence, take the first step, and create collaborations will be discussed. Networking after the panel will allow people to meet the Inductees. The audience will be asked to share what change they want to influence?
Colorado Women Hall of Fame Inductees (scheduled to attend): Mary Lou Makepeace, Lillie Nie, Mary Ann Kerwin, and Ramona Martinez