LEGACIES OF SUFFRAGE: WOMEN'S ACTIVISM THEN AND NOW
A One-day Symposium
Friday, March 6, 2020
Featured speakers include:
Holly Jackson is an Associate Professor of English at University of Massachusetts Boston and Associate Editor of the New England Quarterly. Jackson is the author of American Radicals: How 19th-Century Protest Shaped the Nation and recently contributed an op-ed to The Washington Post entitled “Beyond Suffrage: It’s Time to Fight for the Original and Unfulfilled Goals of the Women’s Movement.”
Lisa Tetrault is an Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. She specializes in the history of U.S. women and gender with a focus on social movements (particularly feminism), American democracy, and the politics of memory.
Her first book, The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898 (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) won the Organization of American Historians' inaugural Mary Jurich Nickliss women's history book prize. The Myth uncovers the politics behind the manufacture of an origins myth for feminism.
Anastasia Curwood is an Associate Professor of African American and Africana Studies, Center for Equality and Social Justice, History, and Social Theory as well as the Director of African American & Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her forthcoming book, Chisholm: The Life an an American Symbol, provides a detailed look at the life of African American icon Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to seek the presidential nomination of a major party.
9:00 am Registration & continental breakfast
9:15 am Welcome
Carrie Tirado Bramen, Director, UB Gender Institute & Prof of English
Holly Jackson, Assoc Prof of English, UMass, Boston
Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor of History and Faculty Advisor/ Gender Studies Minor, Carnegie Mellon University
“When Women Won the Right to Vote: A History Unfinished.”
1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Anastasia C. Curwood, Ph. D., Associate Professor of History and Director, African American & Africana Studies, University of Kentucky
2:00-2:15 pm Coffee Break
The Future: Reimagining the Political Playbook
Please join us for a special screening of the hit documentary, Knock Down the House (2019) by acclaimed documentarian Rachel Lears. The screening is hosted in conjunction with the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Beyond Boundaries series at Buffalo State College.
A discussion following the screening will be moderated by Karen King, Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and will feature Juanita Perez Williams, a politician from Syracuse, NY.