Celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Friday, Aug. 26th to mark the anniversary of the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center, Women’s and Gender Studies program, and the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County will host the following events:
Women’s Equality Day celebration Friday, Aug. 26 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Catt Hall Plaza of Heroines
Students can register to vote (free cookies, brownies and lemonade for those who do!), participate in the new “Corn Poll” and let us know which issues students are voting on in the upcoming presidential election, and all are welcome to learn more about programs and scholarships offered by the Catt and Sloss centers and the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County.
Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Challenges and Victories for Women in Politics Friday, Aug. 26 Noon-1 p.m. 302 Catt Hall
Join us for a discussion of issues and events surrounding the anniversary of the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. The panel of experts will share their insights about the challenges and victories for women in politics. This is a particularly relevant topic given the domestic and international political dialogues about gender and women. Light refreshments will be served.
Panelists: Lorraine Acker, Director, Margaret Sloss Women’s Center Amy Bix, Professor of Historyr Amber Manning-Ouellette, Lecturer, Leadership Studies Program, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politicsr Kelly Winfrey, Assistant Professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communicationr Moderator: Ann M. Oberhauser, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Professor of Sociology