It was an honor to host the inspiring artists behind “Finish the Fight,” a virtual play presented by The New York Times to shedlight on the tireless efforts of Black, Asian, Latinx, and Indigenous women in the fight for the right to vote. The discussion was moderated by WCC lifetime member (Grace) Angela Henry, who led a reflective conversation about the history of feminist movements amid this critical political moment.
Finish the Fight is a special digital theater performance presented by The New York Times in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The play sheds light on the tireless efforts of Black, Asian, Latinx, and Indigenous women in the fight for the right to vote.
The messages of “Finish the Fight” complement the mission of WCC to expand civic engagement opportunities for women who have not always had a seat at the table. It also underscores the need for this important history to be included in curricula in classrooms across the United States.
Drawing inspiration from the unsung heroes highlighted in the play, Whitney asked: Are we willing to fight through this storm for change we may not see in our lifetime? Together, we must all “finish the fight” by voting and engaging in our communities—no matter how long it takes to create change.
You can purchase the book by Veronica Chambers that inspired the play on Bookshop and stream the play on YouTube. The virtual presentation of the play makes it more accessible to large audiences, especially at a time with fewer opportunities to engage with the arts.