Women's Empowerment Centennial Lecture Series

The Women's Empowerment Centennial Lecture Series will begin in January 2020. Monthly lectures will include topics such as suffrage, equal rights, women in leadership and more. 

Check back for more details coming soon.

Lecturer(s):
Einav Rabinovitch-Fox
February 27|7-8:30 p.m.

This talk will explore how the local activism of women in various reform causes in Cleveland and elsewhere led to their involvement in the suffrage movement, thus situating the right to vote in a broader activist agenda to advance women’s rights and equality before and after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This series is held in partn

Lecturer(s):
Joy Bostic
January 28|7-8:30 p.m.

This talk will delve into the core values and organizing strategies Black women use locally and nationally in the struggle for inclusive voting rights in the United States. This series is held in partnership with League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Lecturer(s):
Angela Clark-Taylor
March 26|6:30 - 8 p.m.

This interactive lecture will utilize artifacts and ephemera from the American Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Anti-Suffrage Movement to provide a brief history of women’s suffrage and the memorabilia suffragists created to develop a mainstream market appeal for their movement to the American people. This series is held in partnership with

Lecturer(s):
Virginia Kase, Paula Giddings, Dawn Teele
April 18, 2020|9 a.m.–2 p.m.

To reflect on the historical meaning of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, and the extension of the franchise to women, this Symposium brings together leading voices on the women's struggle for the vote, including Paula J.

Lecturer(s):
Heather Hurwitz
May 20|6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

This talk will explore the range of social movement activism that women have engaged in since the passage of the 19th amendment. Topics include the pursuit of racial and gender equality, women in environmental movements, feminists in the Occupy movement, and more.