Did you know… Ms Clara Shortridge Foltz (July 16, 1849 – September 2, 1934), a San Josean, accomplished many firsts including first female attorney admitted to the California Bar, first women to run for Governor and first female deputy district attorney in the United States? Foltz became a leader in the woman’s voting rights movement and pioneered the idea of the Public Defender. During a career that spanned 56 years, Foltz almost single-handedly pushed a great deal of progressive legislation for women’s rights in the voting and legal fields. Join us for Jane Talks, a FREE monthly speaker series celebrating the progress and contributions of women in the past 125 years in the United States of America. 1900s: PROGRESSIVE ERA Topic: Clara Shortridge Foltz, Legal Trailblazer February 23, 2017 12:00 -1:30pm Free Admission Presented by April Halberstadt April Halberstadt is a research historian, Santa Clara County Historic Heritage commissioner, and the author of 10 books.
February 23, 2017
We and Our Neighbors Clubhouse
15460 Union Ave.
San Jose, California, United States
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