Virtual Event

2020 Visions

Voting Matters: Gender, Citizenship, and the Long 19th Amendment

Too often, the story of women’s suffrage unfolds in a vacuum, seemingly unconnected from the general contours of American history. This concluding session looks back from the present, asking experts working in a variety of disciplines and organizations to briefly unfold, TED-talk style, a single “big idea” that captures the significance of the 19th Amendment for voting rights, citizenship, and democracy today.


Jane Kamensky, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University 


Moon Duchin RI ’19, associate professor of mathematics and senior fellow in Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

Karin Lips, founder and president, Network of enlightened Women

Mae M. Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history, Columbia University

Olivia Perez-Cubas, communications director, Winning for Women, and vice president, Bullpen Strategy Group

Nse Ufot, executive director, New Georgia Project

Moderated by Leah Wright Rigueur, Harry Truman Associate Professor of History, Brandeis University

Audience Q and A will follow the discussion.

We plan to post the recording on our website one week after the event.

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