Next Week: Hamline Women’s History Month Series Events

Women’s History Month Series

Julia B to Kamala D: From Woman Suffrage to Equal Rights

Hamline University and Mitchell Hamline School of Law present “Julia B to Kamala D: From Woman Suffrage to Equal Rights” an online, free series of five events that are open to the public. Registration link for all the events:

Screening and discussion of the documentary Citizen

Monday, March 22, 2021 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Watch a film that chronicles Minnesotans’ role in achieving the 19th Amendment and also suggests that the 70+ years of activism was itself an important badge of change and true democracy. The screening followed by discussion and Q&A with producer Daniel Bergin and production assistant Anne Guttridge. Co-sponsored with Twin Cities Public Television.

Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights: Minnesota’s History

Tuesday, March 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

This author roundtable features contributors to the groundbreaking Fall 2020 issue of Minnesota History focused on new histories of woman suffrage and women’s rights. Audience members are encouraged to read the Fall 2020 issue of Minnesota History prior to the program (it is available online or for purchase) and to view the Votes for Women online exhibit at the Minnesota Historical Society. Co-sponsored with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Speakers include:

Annette Atkins, professor emerita of history, Saint John’s University/College of Saint Benedict.

Kristin Mapel Bloomberg, professor of women’s and gender studies, legal studies faculty affiliate, and Hamline University Endowed Chair in the Humanities.

Jacqueline deVries, professor of history, Augsburg University.

Elizabeth Dillenburg, assistant professor of history, Ohio State University at Newark.

Hannah Dyson, Augsburg University, class of 2020.

Sara Egge, Claude D. Pottinger Associate Professor of History, Centre College, Kentucky.

William D. Green, professor of history and M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Augsburg University.

Frederick L. Johnson, independent scholar; Minnesota regional history author.

Lori Ann Lahlum, professor of history, Minnesota State University Mankato.

Kate Roberts, Senior Exhibit Developer, Minnesota Historical Society.

Laura Weber, Editor, Minnesota History, Minnesota Historical Society.

J.D. Zahniser, independent scholar; co-author, Alice Paul: Claiming Power (Oxford, 2014/2019).

The Next Step for the ERA: SCOTUS, Congress, or Starting Over?

Wednesday, March 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

This presentation features Danaya Wright, the Clarence J. TeSelle Endowed Professor at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law; and Joanna Woolman, Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for Children, Families, and Communities at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  They will explore the legal issues and political landscape for what could be our Twenty-Eighth Amendment.

Voting Rights Act:  Past, Present, Future 

Thursday, March 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Mitchell Hamline Law Professor Raleigh Levine’s presentation will examine the Voting Rights Act, describe its history, and consider where it stands today and what might be next. President of the Mitchell Hamline Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Aretha Haynes will moderate a discussion following Professor Levine’s talk. Co-sponsored with MHSL Black Law Student Association.

State Equal Rights Amendments: How the Language of the Law Affects Women’s Rights

Friday, March 26, 12:45-1:45 p.m. 

Hamline University alumna Madeline Thieschafer ‘20 and Hamline University Distinguished Professor David Schultz discuss Equal Rights Amendment initiatives in states across the U.S.  Learn about the outcomes of cases brought under these amendments and whether the United States courtrooms are on the side of progress. By the end of this presentation with Madeline Thieschafer ’20 and Professor David Schultz, audience members will be equipped with knowledge that will allow them to advocate for women’s rights more effectively, understand which methods of advocacy have proven to be a lost cause, and speak knowledgeably about the role that courtrooms play in advancing gender equality.

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