Siegal Lifelong Learning Program offers lectures on the 19th amendment

After decades of campaigning, in 1920, women won the constitutional right to vote. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, Siegal Lifelong Learning will offer the following two upcoming remote lectures.

For more information, call 216.368.2090 or visit the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program website.

“From the 19th Amendment to the Occupy Movement and Black Lives Matter: 100 Years Of Women’s Social Movement Activism”

Heather Hurwitz, lecturer of sociology
Tuesday, Aug. 18
7 to 8:30 p.m. EDT

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 Black Lives Matter, and more. Since suffrage, women have continued to fight for equality within a variety of progressive movements. This lecture is offered in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

This event is free and open to the public. Register for “From the 19th Amendment to the Occupy Movement and Black Lives Matter: 100 Years Of Women’s Social Movement Activism.”

“The Nineteenth Amendment: 100 Years of Women in Politics”

Robert Watson, historian, author, political commentator and professor at Lynn University
Wednesday, Sept. 9
7 p.m. EDT

The year 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the story behind the struggle to extend voting rights is both intriguing and inspiring. The lecture will also highlight some of the events and leaders in the century of women in politics, including a look at women who have run for the presidency.This event will cost $5 for members of the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and $10 for nonmembers. Register for “The Nineteenth Amendment: 100 Years of Women in Politics.”