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“The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Roosevelt House Public Programs

Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome journalist and historian Craig Fehrman to discuss his well-received new book, Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote, the story of America’s presidents as authors—opening a new window onto the public and private lives of our nation’... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen to discuss his new book, Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. This revelatory study examines the direction of the Supreme Court over the last 50 years since the Nixon admin... Read more
Please join Roosevelt House and the Hunter College Jewish Studies Center as we welcome author Adam Hochschild to discuss his new book, Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes, which tells the astonishing story of a poor, young early 20th-century immigrant woman wh... Read more

Fri, March 6, 2020 | 6:00 pm +   RSVP

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College, invite you to a two-day conference marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States.

2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage and Citizenship

The conference’s aim is two-fold. First, it will celebrate the movement that led to women receiving the right to vote in the United States and the gains brought about by the ratification of the 19th amendment. Second, it will interrogate and analyze the tensions between gender and racial equality that have underpinned the suffrage movement from its inception and linger today in our political landscape. The conference then will not just be a celebration of the suffrage movement, but will offer an important forum to analyze these tensions and to reflect on current local and global politics.


Co-Presented By: 


Friday, March 6, 2020

Welcome Address by:
Jennifer J. Raab, President, Hunter College

Keynote Address by:
Dr. Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Conference Sessions

Celebrating and Complicating History

Panel 1 will engage the history of suffrage in the US. It will celebrate the gains at the same time as it will explore the complexities of the movement that led to the passage of the 19th amendment. Throughout, it will point out the precariousness of voting rights in democratic states such at the United States.

Keynote: Beverley Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Moderator: Carol Jenkins, The ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality
Panelists: Mia Bay, University of Pennsylvania; D’Weston L. Haywood, Hunter College, CUNY; Alison M. Parker, University of Delaware

Incarceration, Voter Suppression, and State Violence

Panel 2 will connect our past to present practices that lead to the disenfranchisement of whole sections of the population such as voter suppression and mass incarceration.

Keynote: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Moderator: Anthony Browne, Hunter College, CUNY
Panelists: Rachel Herzing, Center for Political Education; Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University; Susan Rosenberg, Hunter College, CUNY

Suffrage, Citizenship, and Democratic Engagements

Panel 3, will take a look at the future and examine organizations and movements whose aim is not only to defend our right to vote but also to help us imagine new ways to develop and nurture bold democratic engagements.

Introductory Conversation: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative (NY 12th District)
Moderator: Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Center for American Women and Politics
Panelists: Kira Sanbonmatsu, Center for American Women and Politics; Adrianne Shropshire, BlackPAC

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The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College, invite you to a two-day conference marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. ... Read more

Human Rights Program Student & Faculty Events

Fri, March 6, 2020 | 6:00 pm +   RSVP

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College, invite you to a two-day conference marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States.

2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage and Citizenship

The conference’s aim is two-fold. First, it will celebrate the movement that led to women receiving the right to vote in the United States and the gains brought about by the ratification of the 19th amendment. Second, it will interrogate and analyze the tensions between gender and racial equality that have underpinned the suffrage movement from its inception and linger today in our political landscape. The conference then will not just be a celebration of the suffrage movement, but will offer an important forum to analyze these tensions and to reflect on current local and global politics.


Co-Presented By: 


Friday, March 6, 2020

Welcome Address by:
Jennifer J. Raab, President, Hunter College

Keynote Address by:
Dr. Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Conference Sessions

Celebrating and Complicating History

Panel 1 will engage the history of suffrage in the US. It will celebrate the gains at the same time as it will explore the complexities of the movement that led to the passage of the 19th amendment. Throughout, it will point out the precariousness of voting rights in democratic states such at the United States.

Keynote: Beverley Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Moderator: Carol Jenkins, The ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality
Panelists: Mia Bay, University of Pennsylvania; D’Weston L. Haywood, Hunter College, CUNY; Alison M. Parker, University of Delaware

Incarceration, Voter Suppression, and State Violence

Panel 2 will connect our past to present practices that lead to the disenfranchisement of whole sections of the population such as voter suppression and mass incarceration.

Keynote: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Moderator: Anthony Browne, Hunter College, CUNY
Panelists: Rachel Herzing, Center for Political Education; Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University; Susan Rosenberg, Hunter College, CUNY

Suffrage, Citizenship, and Democratic Engagements

Panel 3, will take a look at the future and examine organizations and movements whose aim is not only to defend our right to vote but also to help us imagine new ways to develop and nurture bold democratic engagements.

Introductory Conversation: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative (NY 12th District)
Moderator: Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Center for American Women and Politics
Panelists: Kira Sanbonmatsu, Center for American Women and Politics; Adrianne Shropshire, BlackPAC

...
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College, invite you to a two-day conference marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. ... Read more

Public Policy Program Student & Faculty Events

Fri, March 6, 2020 | 6:00 pm +   RSVP

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College, invite you to a two-day conference marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States.

2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage and Citizenship

The conference’s aim is two-fold. First, it will celebrate the movement that led to women receiving the right to vote in the United States and the gains brought about by the ratification of the 19th amendment. Second, it will interrogate and analyze the tensions between gender and racial equality that have underpinned the suffrage movement from its inception and linger today in our political landscape. The conference then will not just be a celebration of the suffrage movement, but will offer an important forum to analyze these tensions and to reflect on current local and global politics.


Co-Presented By: 


Friday, March 6, 2020

Welcome Address by:
Jennifer J. Raab, President, Hunter College

Keynote Address by:
Dr. Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Conference Sessions

Celebrating and Complicating History

Panel 1 will engage the history of suffrage in the US. It will celebrate the gains at the same time as it will explore the complexities of the movement that led to the passage of the 19th amendment. Throughout, it will point out the precariousness of voting rights in democratic states such at the United States.

Keynote: Beverley Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Moderator: Carol Jenkins, The ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality
Panelists: Mia Bay, University of Pennsylvania; D’Weston L. Haywood, Hunter College, CUNY; Alison M. Parker, University of Delaware

Incarceration, Voter Suppression, and State Violence

Panel 2 will connect our past to present practices that lead to the disenfranchisement of whole sections of the population such as voter suppression and mass incarceration.

Keynote: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Moderator: Anthony Browne, Hunter College, CUNY
Panelists: Rachel Herzing, Center for Political Education; Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University; Susan Rosenberg, Hunter College, CUNY

Suffrage, Citizenship, and Democratic Engagements

Panel 3, will take a look at the future and examine organizations and movements whose aim is not only to defend our right to vote but also to help us imagine new ways to develop and nurture bold democratic engagements.

Introductory Conversation: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative (NY 12th District)
Moderator: Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Center for American Women and Politics
Panelists: Kira Sanbonmatsu, Center for American Women and Politics; Adrianne Shropshire, BlackPAC

...
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College, invite you to a two-day conference marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. ... Read more
Public Programs at Roosevelt House are free to the public and open with advance registration, made possible through the support of the Charina Endowment Fund and other generous donors.

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