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Oct. 6, 2020
MILWAUKEE — The Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette University is hosting Suffrage and Innovation 2020, a virtual conference celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote.
The conference will feature eight pre-recorded sessions available in advance, culminating with two live discussions on Oct. 16, “How to Change the Narrative of the Women’s Suffrage Movement: And Why It Matters,” at 12 p.m., and “Innovoting: How Democracy is Being Reshaped by Women’s Innovative Voting Activism and Candidacy,” at 4 p.m.
Event registration, pre-recorded sessions and additional materials, such as multi-disciplinary teaching materials appropriate for all ages, are available online at SuffrageAndInnovation2020.com.
The keynote address, “Achieving Suffrage,” was delivered by Dr. Mary C. Kelley, Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, is now available along with all the other pre-recorded sessions at both the IWL Suffrage and Innovation 2020 website and its YouTube channel.
Other pre-recorded sessions include:
The Institute for Women’s Leadership builds upon Marquette University’s historic role as the first co-educational Catholic university in the world beginning in 1909. The mission of the IWL is to advance women’s leadership locally and globally through pioneering research, innovative programming and collaborative engagement.
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