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Getting to Vote 1920-2020: Rights and Resistance

Public Humanities Events Spring 2020

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

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!

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon — Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights Activism

March 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Simmons University, 1 Palace Road, Room P113

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!

Also save the date for:

March 5
12:30-1:30 p.m., M513
Political Leadership, Intersectionality and the 2020 Elections (Political Science and International Relations Department)

March 18
5:00-7: p.m., Ifill College
Bread and Roses

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

May 5
CSSPP
“Reproductive Justice, Health, and Politics in 2020” with Dr. Dorothy Roberts (CSSPP)

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

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