The 2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage and Citizenship Conference was presented by The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College and the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute. The conference celebrated the movement that led to women winning the right to vote and the gains brought about by the ratification of the 19th amendment. Two days of discussions (March 6 and 7) interrogated the tensions between gender and racial equality that have underpinned the suffrage movement from its inception and linger today in our political landscape. In addition to celebrating the suffrage movement, the conference offered an important forum to analyze these tensions and to reflect on current local and global politics.

First Row (L-R): Barbara Ransby, Catherine Raissiguier
Second Row (L-R): Jessica Neuwirth, Shyama Venkateswar, Harold Holzer

(L-R) Linda Martín Alcoff, Barbara Ransby, Catherine Raissiguier

Dr. Barabara Ransby, Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivers keynote address at the “2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage, and Citizenship” conference on March 6, 2020 at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Dr. Barabara Ransby (L), Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago in discussion with Dr. Linda Martín Alcoff (R), Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY