Friday, March 6, 2020: The symposium, Legacies of Suffrage: Women's Activism Then and Now, marks the ratification centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Organized by Carrie Bramen, the symposium brings together scholars to explore the lessons of hard-won voting rights, the need for civic engagement, and, the role of trailblazers in the suffrage movement.
The symposium is organized by Carrie Tirado Bramen, Director, UB Gender Institute, and Professor of English. The speakers are Holly Jackson (UMass, Boston), Lisa Tetrault (Carnegie Mellon), and Anastasia C. Curwood (University of Kentucky). The event features a panel, The Future: Reimagining the Political Playbook, moderated by Maria Whyte, Commissioner, Deputy Erie County Executive. Panelists include: Karen King, Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy, and Co-Director First Amendment First Vote; Melina Carnicelli, Founder and Co-Director, First Amendment First Vote; and, Jennifer Hibit, Chief of Staff to Mark Poloncarz, Erie County Executive.