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Getting to Vote 1920-2020: Rights and Resistance (Some Events Now Online)

Public Humanities Events Spring 2020

Digitizing Women’s Suffrage In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment ratification, Simmons University and Wentworth Institute of Technology are co-hosting two public events to make women’s history accessible.

(Moved Online) Wikipedia Edit-a-thon — Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights Activism – March 31

This event has been moved to virtual attendance only. Please contact [email protected] for more details or visit the event page for more details.

Our thematic focus is on activists, especially suffrage and civil rights activists who were or are women of color. The event is open to all. Join us for 20 minutes or 2 hours, whether or not you’ve ever edited Wikipedia entries before! With more refreshments, more swag, and more fun!

Transcription PartyMaking Women’s Historical Papers Accessible

February 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Science (CEIS)

Come help transcribe the letters, notebooks, and other papers of suffragists Mary Church Terrell, Anna Julia Cooper, and Anna Dickinson! No experience necessary. There will be refreshments, swag, a suffrage cake, and lots of fun!

Also save the date for:

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate – May 2
100th Suffrage Anniversary — an event with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Bread and Roses (Cancelled) – March 18 6:00-8:00 p.m., Main College Building, 1st floor, Special Functions Room

*This event has been cancelled*
Join WGST faculty and students for dinner and a conversation about scholarship and activism in our current social climate.

“Reproductive Justice, Health, and Politics in 2020” with Dr. Dorothy RobertsMay 5

Contact Laura Prieto ([email protected]) with questions.

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