Beyond Suffrage: Women’s Reform Networks and the Road for Women’s Rights, a lecture by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox 2/27/2020 at 7pm

                

Beyond Suffrage: Women’s Reform Networks
and the Road for Women’s Rights
Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Visiting Assistant Professor, History, CWRU
Thursday February 27, 2020 at 7p.m.

Talk will be at CWRU Siegal Facility on Richmond Rd
25700 Science Park Dr Beachwood, OH 44122

This talk will explore how the local activism of women in various reform causes in Cleveland and elsewhere led to their involvement in the suffrage movement, thus situating the right to vote in a broader activist agenda to advance women’s rights and equality before and after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This series is held in partnership with The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program Case Western Reserve University and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Free and open to the public.
The flyer is here
RSVP here

Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums
All open to the public

Beyond Suffrage: Women’s Reform Networks and the Road
for Women’s Rights
with lecturer Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Visiting Asst Professor, History, CWRU
Thursday February 27, 2020 at 7p.m.
CWRU Siegal Facility on Richmond Rd 25700 Science Park Dr Beachwood, OH 44122 

Paula Giddings Book Discussions
•Fairview Park Library Friday February 28, 2020 at 2:15pm
•Cleveland Hts/Univ Hts Library Friday March 27, 2020 at 2:30pm

Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Levy Educational Forums
•Thursday March 5, 2020 at Shaker Heights Public Library @7pm

William Tarter, Jr., Center For Community Solutions, Public Policy and External Affairs Associate
David Merriman, Interim Director of Health and Human Services
Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, League of Women Voters
16500 Van Aken Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120
Cosponsored by League of Women Voters-Shaker Chapter and Shaker Heights Public Library and The City Club of Cleveland

•Tuesday March 10, 2020 at Rocky River Public Library @7pm
William Tarter, Jr., Center For Community Solutions, Public Policy and External Affairs Associate
David Merriman, Interim Director of Health and Human Services
Moderated by Janice Patterson, League of Women Voters
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Sponsored by Rocky River Public Library, League of Women Voters-Rocky River, Westlake/North Olmsted, Bay Village, Fairview Park and Lakewood Chapters and The City Club of Cleveland

Shaker Hts. State of the City w/Mayor David Weiss
March 12, 2020 at Shaker Hts. Public Library 7:00 P.M.

A Collector’s Tale: Memorabilia Of The American Women’s Suffrage Movement
Thursday March 26, 2020  6:30 – 8 p.m.
Angela Clark-Taylor, Director, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, CWRU
Lakewood Public Library, Main,
15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Paula Giddings Book Discussion
Friday, March 27, 2020; 2:00 to 4:00
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library 2345 Lee Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
IN SEARCH OF SISTERHOOD:  DELTA SIGMA THETA AND THE CHALLENGE OF THE BLACK SORORITY MOVEMENT by Paula Giddings

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Symposium: From Complex Legacy to Collective Action
April 18, 2020

All open to the public.

“EdChoice/Voucher/Ohio School Funding” a forum on Feb 25, 2020 (w/write up and video)


EdChoice/Voucher/Ohio School Funding Forum

February 25, 2020 7:00p.m.
The flyer is here
The forum summary is here
The video is here

25700 Science Park Dr #100 in Landmark Centre, Beachwood, OH 44122
with panelists:
•Chad L. Aldis, Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Instit
•Stephen Dyer, Education Policy Fellow, Innovation Ohio
•Frank W. O’Linn, Ed.D, Sec for Education and Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
•Barbara Shaner, Ohio Assoc of Schools Business Officials
Moderated by Patrick O’Donnell, Plain Dealer Education Reporter

Patrick O’Donnell, The Plain Dealer

Cosponsored by The Plain Dealer, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland
Corporate Sponsor: First Interstate Properties Ltd.

Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Levy (March 17, 2020 ballot) Forums on 3/5/2020 and 3/10/2020

(Ideastream photo)

Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Levy
To be on the March 17, 2020 ballot

Educational Forums:
Thursday March 5, 2020 at Shaker Heights Public Library @7pm
the flyer is here

William Tarter, Jr., Center of Community Solutions, Public Policy and External Affairs Associate
David Merriman, Interim Director of Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services

Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, League of Women Voters
16500 Van Aken Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120
Cosponsored by League of Women Voters-Shaker Chapter, Shaker Heights Public Library and The City Club of Cleveland

Tuesday March 10, 2020 at Rocky River Public Library @7pm
the flyer is here

•William Tarter, Jr., Center of Community Solutions, Public Policy and External Affairs Associate
•David Merriman, Interim Director of Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services

Moderated by Janice Patterson, League of Women Voters
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Sponsored by Rocky River Public Library, League of Women Voters-Rocky River, Westlake/North Olmsted, Bay Village, Fairview Park and Lakewood Chapters and The City Club of Cleveland

Materials to read:
Levy increase on the ballot next year
by William Tarter, Jr. The Center for Community Solutions 11/18/2019

Tax increase for health and human services merits your support, despite Cuyahoga County’s bad messaging
cleveland.com editorial  1/7/2020

Two health-care leaders pledge oversight of how Cuyahoga County would spend tax increase
by Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com 12/19/2019

Cuyahoga County releases first details about how health and human services tax increase would be used
by Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com 12/19/2019

Greater Cleveland Partnership Reluctant to Endorse Cuyahoga County’s Health and Human Services Levy 
by Kim Palmer, Crains Cleveland Business 12/19/2019

Cuyahoga County Asks Voters For Health And Human Services Tax Increase
by Nick Castele, Ideastream 12/10/2019

Cuyahoga County proposes tax increase for health and human services
by Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com 11/8/2019

Explaining Cuyahoga County’s Health And Human Services Levy Deficit
by Nick Castele, Ideastream 6/3/2019

 

Paula Giddings Book Discussions (2/28/2020 and 3/27/2020)

2020 Centennial Celebration of the Women’s Vote
Paula Giddings Book Discussions

Friday, February 28, 2020; 2:15 to 4:15pm
Fairview Park Library
21255 Lorain Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44126

Facilitators:  Dr. Dorothy Salem, Phyllis W. Benjamin

WHEN AND WHERE I ENTER: THE IMPACT OF BLACK WOMEN ON RACE AND SEX by Paula Giddings.
This “ is an eloquent testimonial to the profound influence of African-American women on race and women’s movements throughout American history. Drawing on speeches, diaries, letters, and other original documents, Paula Giddings powerfully portrays how black women have transcended racist and sexist attitudes – often confronting white feminists and black male leaders alike – to initiate social and political reform.  From the open disregard for the rights of slave women to examples of today’s more covert racism and sexism in civil rights and women’s organizations, Giddings illuminates the black woman’s crusade for equality.  In the process, she paints unforgettable portraits of black female leaders, such as anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells, educator and FDR advisor Mary McLeod Bethune, and the heroic civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, among others, who fought both overt and institutionalized oppression.  “When and Where I Enter” reveals the immense moral power black women possessed and sought to wield throughout their history—the same power that prompted Anna Julia Cooper in 1892 to tell a group of black clergymen, “Only the black woman can say “when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or patronage, then and there the whole….race enters with me.””

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Friday, March 27, 2020; 2:00 to 4:00
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
2345 Lee Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

IN SEARCH OF SISTERHOOD:  DELTA SIGMA THETA AND THE CHALLENGE OF THE BLACK SORORITY MOVEMENT by Paula Giddings

Facilitators:  Dr. Regennia Williams, Dr. Dorothy Salem, Phyllis W. Benjamin with the support of the CH-UH Library’s leadership.

This history of the largest block women’s organization in the United States is not only the story of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DST), but also tells of the increasing involvement of black women in the political, social, and economic affairs of America. Founded at a time when liberal arts education was widely seen as either futile, dangerous, or impractical for blacks, especially women, DST is, in Giddings’s words, a “compelling reflection of block women’s aspirations for themselves and for society.”
Giddings notes that unlike other organizations with racial goals, Delta Sigma Theta was created to change and benefit individuals rather than society. As a sorority, it was formed to bring women together as sisters, but at the some time to address the divisive, often class-related issues confronting black women in our society. There is, in Giddings’s eyes, a tension between these goals that makes Delta Sigma Theta a fascinating microcosm of the struggles of black women and their organizations.
DST members have included Mary McLeod Bethune, Mary Church Terrell, Margaret Murray Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, and, on the cultural side, Leontyne Price, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Judith Jamison, and Roberta Flack. In Search of Sisterhood is full of compelling, fascinating anecdotes told by the Deltas themselves, and illustrated with rare early photographs of the Delta women.

Convened by the Education Committee of the LWV GC

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Symposium: From Complex Legacy to Collective Action April 18, 2020


Women’s Suffrage Centennial Symposium: From Complex Legacy to Collective Action
April 18, 2020
More info here

The flyer is here
Order tickets here

Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
Ticket price, including lunch, will be $35.

This symposium brings together leading voices on the women’s struggle for the vote and will reflect on the historical meaning of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the extension of the franchise to women.

Morning speakers:

      • Paula J. Giddings, retired professor of Africana Studies, Smith College, and author of When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America,  In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement, and Ida: A Sword Among Lions – Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching.
      • Dawn Teele, professor, Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women’s Vote

Panel discussion “Where do we go from here? A Call to Action Moment”

      • Amy Hanauer, Executive Director of Ohio Policy Matters, will moderate. Panelists include:
      • Crystal Bryant, Do-project Director, Cleveland Votes
      • Destinee Henton, Ohio Outreach Coordinator, Alliance for the Great Lakes
      • Rebecca Maurer, Maurer Law LCC, Lead Member Cleveland Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH)
      • Jasmine Santana, Councilwoman, Cleveland City Council Ward 14

Lunchtime
Keynote speaker

      • Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the U. S., will wrap up during dessert, with a “charge” to move forward and get involved.

Cosponsoring with the LWV of Greater Cleveland are CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center for Women ★ CWRU Political Science Department ★ CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning ★ CWRU Center for Civic Engagement and learning ★ CWRU African American Studies ★ CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences ★ CWRU Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity ★ Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Omega Chapter ★ Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University ★ Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Women in Law Section ★ Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter ★ Facing History and Ourselves ★ Hispanic Roundtable ★ The Junior League of Cleveland ★ LINKS, Western Reserve (OHIO) Chapter  ★ National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland ★ Norman S. Minor Bar Association ★ Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Cleveland Chapter  ★ Urban League of Greater Cleveland ★ Women of Color Foundation ★ YWCA of Greater Cleveland

 

A Collector’s Tale: Memorabilia Of The American Women’s Suffrage Movement lecture by Angela Clark-Taylor 3/26/2020

A Collector’s Tale: Memorabilia Of The American Women’s Suffrage Movement

Angela Clark-Taylor
Director, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, CWRU

Talk will be at Lakewood Public Library, Main
15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Thursday March 26, 2020  6:30 – 8 p.m.

This interactive lecture will utilize artifacts and ephemera from the American Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Anti-Suffrage Movement to provide a brief history of women’s suffrage and the memorabilia suffragists created to develop a mainstream market appeal for their movement to the American people. This series is held in partnership with The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program Case Western Reserve University and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Free and open to the public.
RSVP here

 

2020 Women’s Empowerment Series (Starting Feb 27, 2020)

the series flyer is here
Another series flyer is here

Beyond Suffrage: Women’s Reform Networks
and the Road for Women’s Rights
Einav Rabinovitch-Fox
Visiting Assistant Professor, History, CWRU

Talk will be at CWRU Siegal Facility on Richmond Rd
25700 Science Park Dr Beachwood, OH 44122

Thursday February 27 7-8:30 p.m.

This talk will explore how the local activism of women in various reform causes in Cleveland and elsewhere led to their involvement in the suffrage movement, thus situating the right to vote in a broader activist agenda to advance women’s rights and equality before and after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This series is held in partnership with The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program Case Western Reserve University and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Free and open to the public.
RSVP here

        

A Collector’s Tale: Memorabilia Of The American Women’s Suffrage Movement

Angela Clark-Taylor
Director, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, CWRU

Talk will be at Lakewood Public Library, Main
15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Thursday March 26  6:30 – 8 p.m.

This interactive lecture will utilize artifacts and ephemera from the American Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Anti-Suffrage Movement to provide a brief history of women’s suffrage and the memorabilia suffragists created to develop a mainstream market appeal for their movement to the American people. This series is held in partnership with The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program Case Western Reserve University and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Free and open to the public.
RSVP here

 


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From The 19th Amendment to the Occupy
Movement: 100 Years Of Women’s Social Movement Activism

Heather Hurwitz
Lecturer, Sociology, CWRU

Talk will be at One University Circle
10730 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

Wednesday May 20 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

This talk will explore the range of social movement activism that women have engaged in since the passage of the 19th amendment. Topics include the pursuit of racial and gender equality, women in environmental movements, feminists in the Occupy movement, and more. Since suffrage, women have continued to fight for equality even within progressive movements. This series is held in partnership with The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program Case Western Reserve University and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Free and open to the public.
RSVP here

 

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