As part of the Special Holiday Meeting on Saturday 2 December 2017, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project presented a short play ‘Raise Your Gladsome Voices’ about the Glen Park women involved in the the first suffrage march in the US, written by Amy O’Hair and performed by Valerie Fachman and Haley Roth-Brown. The meeting and social began with a talk by Evelyn Rose about the subject of the drama, Glen Park activist and suffragist, Johanna Pinther.

“I was not altogether convinced … about women and the vote.”
“What is the women’s vote if you haven’t got but a dribble coming out of the taps?!”

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“Do I look like Christabel Pankhurst?”
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“I see I am being called to the podium. Good Evening, Mrs Pinther.”
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“We have come not for bouquets, but for justice!”
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Reproducing part of the 1908 photograph before the suffrage march in Oakland, with Valerie Fachman and Haley Roth-Brown. Photo: Amy O’Hair.
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Hanna Pinther and Jeanette Pinther, with the CESA banner, before the suffrage march in Oakland, August 1908. Photo: California Historical Society.

All photos not otherwise credited, Andrew Sherman.

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