Jan
28
Tue
Seeking Suffrage: Commemorating Passage of the 19th Amendment @ Dee details below
Jan 28 all-day

The Latah County Historical Society, the Moscow League of Women Voters, the University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Idaho Honors Program, and the University of Idaho Women’s Center have partnered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a series of public programs.

The “Seeking Suffrage” event series will take place from September 2019 through August 2020 and consist of four public presentations, an exhibit, and a community celebration.The four public presentations are: Stanford scholar Karen Offen discussing women’s enfranchisement from a comparative perspective, with emphasis on various countries and how women gained the vote; Rebecca Mead, author of HOW THE VOTE WAS WON, WOMEN SUFFRAGE IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES, 1868-1914 (2004), will discuss the women’s suffrage movement in the West and its impact on the national movement; University of Idaho scholars Rebecca Scofield and Katherine Aiken will examine the Idaho women’s suffrage campaign of 1896; and a panel of elected women, chaired by Idaho State Representative Caroline Nilsson Troy, will complete the program. Offen, Mead, Scofield, and Aiken are historians and will emphasize the methodology of that humanities discipline.

In July 2019, the 9th Circuit Court’s journal, Western Legal History, was devoted to women’s suffrage in the West. In conjunction with that publication and its annual conference, the 9th Circuit created an exhibit highlighting the women’s suffrage campaign in the West. The Court has agreed to loan the exhibit to this project and it will be in Moscow to coincide with the Rebecca Mead presentation.

The August event will be celebratory and will be held in conjunction with University of Idaho’s convening of the academic year. Ice cream and purple, yellow, and white sashes are part of plans to date.

Finally, the 2020 edition of LCHS’s LATAH LEGACY local history journal will be devoted to the anniversary, with articles about Latah County women of significance.

The purpose of this program series is to highlight this significant event in the history of the United States—an event that has not received the attention it deserves and examines a right that both women and men often take for granted. The program is designed to enlighten audiences regarding the longevity of the women’s suffrage movement; the bravery many of its advocates exhibited; the political nuances often ignored; and the contemporary resonance of many of the issues involved.

Sep. 2019, Dr. Karen Offen Presentation “Seeking Suffrage: Women’s Suffrage in the World” will bridge the time period from the French Revolution to the granting of suffrage in Kuwait, with a nod to the municipal vote being (tentatively) accorded to women in Saudi Arabia.
Jan. 28, 2020, Dr. Rebecca Mead, “Seeking Suffrage: Votes for Women in the West”
Late Feb., early March 2020, Dr. Rebecca Scofield and Dr. Katherine Aiken, “Seeking Suffrage: Idaho’s 1896 Women’s Suffrage Campaign.”
April 2020, “Seeking Suffrage: A Discussion with Women in Politics Today”—local female elected officials, current and former
Aug. 2020, 19th Amendment Celebration
Nov. 2020, publish LATAH LEGACY special edition

Karen Offen—University of Idaho Campus, 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, Idaho
Rebecca Mead—Kenworthy Theatre 508 S. Main, Moscow, Idaho
Rebecca Scofield and Katherine Aiken—University of Idaho Campus,
Women in Politics Panel—Kenworthy Theatre,
August celebration—Friendship Square, Downtown Moscow

Jan
29
Wed
City of Club of Boise: Compelling, Inclusive, Nonpartisan, Civil, Community Conversations 2020 @ See details below
Jan 29 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

City Club of Boise (CCB) was created to serve as a public hub for civic engagement in the Treasure Valley on critical community issues.  Our motto is: “Things Happen when people start talking”. The popular lunchtime forum is designed to provide information from respected experts on a chosen topic and give opportunity to discuss any topic of community interest in a nonpartisan, civil manner.

Forums are held at least monthly throughout the year.

While City Club of Boise is totally nonpartisan, we are committed to providing information from vetted sources so attendees become fully briefed on the issues of the day, even when relating to politics. Two programs are currently scheduled in January 2020 and May 2020 are “Pundits Forum” (January 2020) which is CCB’s largest event, at the Boise Centre on the Grove, and the Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum ( May 2020).

City Club of Boise programs generally occur at these locations:

Pundits Forum: Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
Monthly Lunch Forums: Grove Hotel 245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
Stimpson Award Event: Jack’s Urban Meeting Place 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
Evening Conversations: Boise State Public Radio Community Room: 220 E Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, ID 83706

Holding Government Accountable @ McCall Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm

Speaker:  David Adler

This presentation will offer a historical overview of some underlying issues that have absorbed the energies of concerned citizens, focusing on constitutional issues and theories of representation conducive to governance.  It includes civic participation in a non-partisan discussion that explores the U.S. Constitution, the responsibilities of the media, and the role of the American citizenry.

Feb
1
Sat
Immerse and Engage with Impressionism at BAM @ Boise Art Museum
Feb 1 all-day

From November 2019 to November 2020, Boise Art Museum (BAM) will present “Women in Impressionism: Masterworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” (SAAM), featuring three Impressionist masterworks from SAAM’s collection: Mary Cassatt’s “Spanish Dancer Wearing a Lace Mantilla” (1873), Frederick Carl Frieseke’s “Nude Seated at Her Dressing Table” (1909), and Childe Hassam’s “Tanagra (The Builders, New York)” (1918).  Each of these portraits provides a distinctive view of women at the turn of the 20th century, filtered through the lens of the artist’s experience. Cassatt’s travels in Spain, Frieseke’s residence at the Giverny art colony, and Hassam’s urban lifestyle in New York City, are expressed through their individual choices of palette, pose, and setting. This exhibition will provide a view of the American Impressionist movement, and afford visitors the unique opportunity to experience artworks by three of the United States’ preeminent artists.

Timeline:

November 9, 2019 – exhibition opens
December 2019 – education programs commence
December 2019 – May 2020 – Free School Tour Program for high school students
January 2020 – winter “salon conversation” event
April 2020 – spring “salon conversation” event
September – November 2020 – Free School Tour Program for high school students continues
November 8, 2020 – exhibition closes

The Cabin’s Reading & Conversations 2019-20 Season @ See details below
Feb 1 all-day

Since 2002 The Cabin’s Readings & Conversations (R&C) lecture series has brought some of the best authors, thinkers, rabble-rousers, and cultural icons to Boise. Each year, our reading, lecture, and discussion series brings five highly acclaimed, dynamic authors to speak to audiences of 750 to 2000 people at the Morrison Center and the historic Egyptian Theater. The Cabin’s beloved program gives audience members a chance to hear Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, MacArthur Fellows, and bestseller book-club phenomena share their work, personal stories, and commentary on current events and culture.

Through Readings & Conversations lectures, audience members receive insight into the author’s craft, point of view, and written and real life perspectives. Each event opens with the Executive Director updating the audience on The Cabin’s recent work in the community, as well as thank yous and sponsorship recognition, before introducing the author. R&C authors discuss and read from their work for forty-five minutes. They are encouraged to divulge their sources of inspiration, their writing habits, possible future projects, and take on world events at large. Then, the author responds to direct questions from the audience for twenty to thirty minutes. After leaving the stage, participants are welcome to meet the author and have their books signed in the lobby. Whenever possible, authors engage with the local community through school visits or meet-and-greets in addition to their evening lecture.

R&C is a longstanding Cabin program. By bringing speakers of varied cultural, socio-economic backgrounds and viewpoints together R&C helps build cross-cultural understanding making our community stronger.

The Morrison Center
2201 West Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83702

The Egyptian Theater
700 W. Main Street
Boise ID 83702

The Cabin has scheduled dates for the 2019-20 R&C series as follows:

Ta-Nehisi Coates, October 7, 2019
Ann Patchett, October 15, 2019
Jad Abumrad, February 1, 2020
Francisco Cantu’, March 4, 2020
Madeline Miller, April 15th, 2020

Feb
6
Thu
Lincoln and Idaho @ The River District Clubhouse
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Speaker:  David Leroy

This talk explores the unique relationship between the sixteenth President and Idaho Territory, which he created in 1863, appointed friends to govern, mentioned in two State of the Union speeches, and even considered on the afternoon he was assassinated. Mr. Leroy defends the claim that more than Kentucky, Indiana, or Illinois, Idaho is the state most related to Lincoln!

Feb
10
Mon
Treasure Valley Reads – The Honey Bus
Feb 10 @ 12:00 am – Mar 31 @ 12:00 am
Treasure Valley Reads - The Honey Bus

Treasure Valley Reads project will explore “The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees” by Meredith May.

Our annual community-wide read introduces great literature to encourage critical thinking and social connections. After three years of male authors, we are pleased, for this 100th anniversary of women being able to vote in Idaho, to present a woman who grew strong after finding her way through a very challenging childhood. With themes of sociology, anthropology, environment, traditions, identity, and culture, The Honey Bus is an extraordinary, moving, and innovative memoir that received great reviews but is not well known. We aim to change that. The book expertly examines the human condition with themes of family dynamics, human nature, tradition, social relationships, societal structure, and more. The main setting is May’s grandparents’ property in Big Sur, California, weaving in a strong sense of place. This interdisciplinary project will present some science along with the various humanities areas we note. As author Noah Wilson-Rich, PhD noted, it is “A captivating coming of age family story…Everyone will leave this book with much more knowledge about bees and humanity and the compassion that lives at the intersection of the two.”

Programming will take place between February 10, and March 31, 2020. Another author who has a book on the project theme will speak at Timberline H.S. (students/teachers) and Boise State University (public) on February 19th. The featured author will present to the public on Saturday, March 28th.  Programming will conclude on or before March 31, 2020.

Locations for this event will be in libraries across the Valley, Rediscovered Books, The Cabin, and other venues. We hope to have the featured author present at the Egyptian Theatre.

Feb
11
Tue
“There is nothing complicated about ordinary equality”: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage @ The Riverside Hotel
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm

Speaker:  Amy Canfield

The fight for women to achieve voting rights is a long history with various setbacks and achievements. From women’s roles in the Revolutionary War to suffragists getting arrested while protesting outside of the White House, the story of women’s suffrage reflects changing ideas of natural rights and citizenship.

This is a monthly luncheon meeting for the AAUW members.

Feb
12
Wed
City of Club of Boise: Compelling, Inclusive, Nonpartisan, Civil, Community Conversations 2020 @ See details below
Feb 12 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

City Club of Boise (CCB) was created to serve as a public hub for civic engagement in the Treasure Valley on critical community issues.  Our motto is: “Things Happen when people start talking”. The popular lunchtime forum is designed to provide information from respected experts on a chosen topic and give opportunity to discuss any topic of community interest in a nonpartisan, civil manner.

Forums are held at least monthly throughout the year.

While City Club of Boise is totally nonpartisan, we are committed to providing information from vetted sources so attendees become fully briefed on the issues of the day, even when relating to politics. Two programs are currently scheduled in January 2020 and May 2020 are “Pundits Forum” (January 2020) which is CCB’s largest event, at the Boise Centre on the Grove, and the Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum ( May 2020).

City Club of Boise programs generally occur at these locations:

Pundits Forum: Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
Monthly Lunch Forums: Grove Hotel 245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
Stimpson Award Event: Jack’s Urban Meeting Place 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
Evening Conversations: Boise State Public Radio Community Room: 220 E Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, ID 83706

Feb
13
Thu
Strong Women of Early Idaho @ Twin Falls Public Library
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker:  Gary Eller

Presenting songs from early Idaho women.