Suffrage And Citizenship

Celebrating Womanhood Suffrage: Votes for All 1920-2020
Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. This year the Brandeis WSRC is exploring suffrage and citizenship. Donate $100 and we will honor an extraordinary person in your life or work by inscribing their name on a banner displayed at Brandeis.

Who will you honor? 
Commemorate your grandmother, an organizer you admire, a mentor who has influenced your life, a stand-up politician, or an artist or writer who has given you courage. 

Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote

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Theo Tyson presenting on Anti-Suffrage

Suffrage Teach In: 72 Years in 72 Minutes

This event took place on Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12-2pm, Alumni Lounge, USDAN.  Image of Presenter Theo Tyson, Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art & Culture,Boston Athenæum

Description: It took 72 years for us to win the right to vote. Learn about the mobilization from 1848 at Seneca Falls to 1920, and passage of the 19th Amendment. Presenters: Professors Joyce Antler, Jill Greenlee with Theo Tyson, Anja Parish and others. Co-sponsored by Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Department of Politics, Department of Sociology, Department of History, Hadassah Brandeis Institute and American Studies Program.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Performance of "I Want To Go To Jail"

2019 performance of the play "I Want To Go To Jail" by WSRC Scholar Pam Swing and Brandeis Student Elizabeth Dabanka about the 1919 suffrage picketing of the Massachusetts State House

As the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment approaches, the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, the Women’s Studies Research Center, and the Politics Department at Brandeis are celebrating women’s suffrage through a series of events that highlight access to voting rights, political activism, and the empowerment of marginalized communities. We seek to both engage in collective study of the history of women’s suffrage, and interrogate the unmet promise of universal adult suffrage.

All Events Have Been Postponed

January 23, 2020 12:30-2 p.m. WSRC Scholar Pam Swing: Writing a Suffragist Play in 2019

January 30, 2020 12:00-2 p.m. A WSRC/WGS Suffrage and Citizenship Teach-In: 72 Years in 72 Minutes

March 3, 2020 5-7 p.m. Open Film Class: “Knock Down the House”

March 10, 2020 5-6:30 p.m. WSRC Scholar Susan Wilson: Enterprising Women in Boston: 1862-1914

April 21, 2020, 5-6:30 p.m. WSRC Scholar Angela Shpolberg: Emma Goldman on Women's Suffrage

April 23, 2020 12:30-2 p.m. A WSRC/WGS Suffrage and Citizenship Event: Historian Susan Ware on Why They Marched

 The Citizen Senate Premiere - Edward M. Kennedy Institute

The Citizen Senate Premiere featuring Susan Ware, Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University and Paula Austin, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, Boston University

Tuesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA 02125

Boston Athenaeum - A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage

A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage with Christina Wolbrecht

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6-7pm

Registration is required


I Want To Go To Jail Website
Pam Swing, WSRC Scholar
The Atlantic: Votes for Women - A Century of SuffrageThe Digital Public Library of America: Suffrage
Boston Athenaeum - Opening Reception (Anti Suffrage)
Polly Thayer Starr Fellow of American Art and Culture Theo Tyso