Celebrate ‘Women’s Vote 100’ With Online Series

Celebrate a Century of Women’s Suffrage with the Online Series ‘Women’s Vote 100’

Published: September 20, 2020.

Commemorating the passing of the 19th amendment, and looking toward the 2020 election, Lewis University History Center is partnering with Naper Settlement on presenting “Women’s Vote 100.” The free virtual series focuses on women’s suffrage from a variety of perspectives and provide a historical overview. The virtual presentations will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays October 13, 20, and 27. Visit https://napersettlement.org/609/Continue-Shopping to register.

“This series underlines the efforts of so many to increase voting rights,” said Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, chair of the History Department and director of the Lewis University History Center. Cremin.  “The live public programs provide an opportunity to look to the past, but also look toward the future.”

The programs are a partnership between Naper Settlement, Lewis University’s Arts and Ideas Program, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Communications (COFAHC), History Center, and Marketing and Communications.

October 13 features “Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois” by speaker Jeanne Schultz Angel, director of Learning Experiences and Historical Resources at Naper Settlement.

October 20 features “Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement’s Use of Nonviolent Strategies” by Dr. Laurette Liesen, chair of Political Science and professor at Lewis University. She will present on Alice Paul, a Quaker and a political scientist, who worked tirelessly for women’s right to vote.

October 27 presents “Bridging Voting Rights: Amelia Boynton Robinson to John Lewis, and Beyond” by Cremin, Donna K. Sack, vice president & chief program officer at Naper Settlement, and Dr. Tara Y. White, department chair and history instructor at Wallace Community College in Selma Alabama.

The Naper Settlement also offers the Women: Waves of Change Exhibit – through December 31, 2020. The exhibit shares the story of women, past and present, who were and are foundational in the formation and development of Naperville and beyond.

The Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest seeks to unite scholars, students, and the public in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of materials linked to the history of the Upper Midwest.

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