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Intersectionality in the Midwest Suffrage Movement

2020-10-07 18:30:00 2020-10-07 19:30:00 America/Chicago Intersectionality in the Midwest Suffrage Movement Professor Jaime Wagman explores the intersection of race and class as women in the Midwest fought for the right to vote. You'll need an email address to attend. Merrillville

Wednesday, October 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-07 18:30:00 2020-10-07 19:30:00 America/Chicago Intersectionality in the Midwest Suffrage Movement Professor Jaime Wagman explores the intersection of race and class as women in the Midwest fought for the right to vote. You'll need an email address to attend. Merrillville

Professor Jaime Wagman explores the intersection of race and class as women in the Midwest fought for the right to vote. You'll need an email address to attend.

“White feminism,” a phrase at times misused in the media, suggests that feminists of the
past were all invested in white supremacy. While early U.S. feminism was indeed at
times a “segregated sisterhood,” intersections of race and class exist in the historical
narrative about Indiana suffragists and Midwestern feminists. Using correspondence,
yearbooks, bulletins and other archival sources from the Indiana League of Women
Voters and the Women’s Franchise League of Indiana, Jamie discusses how women
worked for gender equality and how race and class affected women’s actions and
rights. Jamie Wagman is an Associate Professor and Chair of History and Gender and
Women’s Studies at Saint Mary’s College.

This program is presented thanks to a grant from the Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial.

Those registering to attend this event must be able to run Zoom from a computer or mobile device. Space is limited, and in order to accommodate as many as possible to this event, we ask that you restrict registration to one device per household. 

Those registering will receive an email prior to the event with a meeting room code and password to get in. You will not be able to attend without this information. 

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The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. 

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

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