Please join us for a virtual discussion on how race and class have shaped women’s voting rights over the past century, from ratification of the 19th Amendment to the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The forum is co-sponsored by the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University and WILL Empower, with the generous support of the National Park Foundation.
A hundred years after ratification of the 19th amendment, voting access for women, especially African American women and other women of color, remains in jeopardy. Long lines at polling places, I.D. requirements, and the purging of voter rolls all threaten access to the ballot. In the midst of an election year, the panel will consider how gender, race, and class have structured voting rights struggles from the early twentieth century to today. What can we learn from past organizing and what challenges lie ahead in 2020 and beyond?
Turkiya Lowe, Chief Historian of the National Park Service, will offer an introduction. Lane Windham, Associate Director of Kalmanovitz Initiative, will moderate. The forum will feature short presentations and a discussion with panelists, followed by a question-and-answer session involving panelists and the audience.
Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University
Princess R. Moss
Secretary-Treasurer, National Education Association
Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park
Secretary-Treasurer, Washington State Labor Council
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