“So You Thought You Knew About Women’s Fight for Women’s Rights”

July 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Boise State University Student Union Bldg., Bishop Barnwell Room
1910 University Dr.
Cindy Wang
(208) 345-5346

The public is invited to attend IHC’s Keynote address, commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Monday, July 15th, at Boise State University’s Student Union Bishop Barnwell Room. This public program is part of a weeklong institute for Idaho teachers which examines not only the history leading up to the passage of women’s voting rights, but also voting rights following the 1920 landmark event.

There is no cost to attend this event.

Monday, July 15th, 7:00 p.m.

Sally Roesch Wagner, “So You Thought You Knew About Women’s Fight for Women’s Rights”

Sally Roesch Wagner Portrait

Wagner will deliver the keynote speech examining struggles leading up to the 19th amendment, including women voting in the colonies, fights for equal pay for equal work, demands for reproductive rights and an end to sex trafficking.  In the institute’s central text which she edited, titled The Women’s Suffrage Movement, Wagner shakes up the narrative about the women who made the movement possible with a collection of letters, speeches, and news reports from nearly a century of activism.  Featuring writings by well-known suffrage leaders like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton alongside largely overlooked African-American suffragettes, like Ida B. Wells and the Forten sisters, Wagner’s book empowers readers to remember and learn from the stories of their fierce foremothers.

Awarded one of the first doctorates in the country for work in women’s studies (UC Santa Cruz) and a founder of one the first college-level women’s studies programs in the United States (CSU Sacramento), Sally Roesch Wagner has taught women’s studies courses for 50 years. She is editor of the intersectional Women’s Suffrage Anthology (Penguin Classics, 2019) and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in The Renée Crown University Honors Program, Syracuse University and the St. John Fisher Executive Leadership Program.

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