Author Archive: Ellen

One World, Many Voices


One World, Many Voices – Monday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m.
A panel of students from Marshfield High School’s International Exchange program will share information about their home countries as well as the exchange experience. This year there are students from Germany, Italy, South Korea, China, Denmark and Brazil. This will be an opportunity to welcome these young people to our community and learn a little about theirs.

Celebrate Women’s History Month!


A video series at Coos Bay Public Library March 10th – 12th. Tuesday through Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Two 1/2hour long documentaries about prominent women in Oregon’s history will be screened each evening. These programs celebrate the contributions women have made to our great state

Tuesday, March 10th
Lola G. Baldwin – On April 1, 1908, Lola G. Baldwin was sworn in as Portland’s — and the nation’s first policewoman.
Beatrice Morrow Cannady – Beatrice Morrow Cannady was a leading African-American civil rights activist in Oregon during the early part of the 20th century.

Wednesday, March 11th
Abigail Scott Duniway – Duniway was a true pioneer, known for her tireless efforts for women’s suffrage and women’s rights and as one of few female newspaper editors and publishers of her time.
The Suffragists – For decades, Oregon women worked to get the vote with no success. Then, just after the turn of the 20th century, a younger generation of women burst onto the scene challenging traditional society by taking on male roles and demanding change.

Thursday, March 12th
Good Work, Sister!: Women Shipyard Workers of WWII – Stories of women who went to work in the shipyards of Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, between 1942-45.
Women, War, & Work: Shaping Space for Productivity in the Shipyards During WWII
Located between Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, the new city of Vanport, OR (population 40,000) was built during WWII to house shipyard workers, many of whom were women.