Put a reminder on your calendar about logging into an important program about the upcoming U.S. suffrage centennial in 2020. It’s not necessary to leave the comfort of home to sit side by side virtually with friends and colleagues from around the nation who will be glued to every word of the program: “Women’s History on the Horizon: The Centennial of Woman Suffrage in 2020.”
It’s scheduled for August 26th in commemoration of Women’s Equality Day and the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The discussion considers how nearly one hundred years of voting rights has impacted present-day political, social, and economic roles for women. The National Archives is presenting the program along with the Sewall-Belmont House.
On August 26th you can stream the discussion on YouTube by logging on: LINK Tickets are also available for the live event at the William G. McGowan Theatre in Washington, DC. Attend the event without putting a dent in your budget. Visit the Foundation for the National Archives for ticket information.Learn More
A one-hour stage adaptation of “The Yellow Wallpaper” brings to audiences a profoundly influential short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman played by Michèle LaRue. This candidate for programming during suffrage celebrations and centennials provides modern audiences with a real feeling for what it was like for many women before the turn of the 20th century. Gilman’s tale continues to chill readers today, dazzling feminists and historians, mystery and horror story enthusiasts alike, with its wit, suspense, and superlative style. This faithful dramatization, directed by Warren Kliewer, is fully staged and performed in period costume. Atmospheric lighting and Victorian music evoke the period and conjure up the ever-changing yellow wallpaper. The production is most effective in a small theatre with a sound system and versatile lighting. Two more-simply staged and less-expensive versions are also available.
The Yellow Wallpaper runs one hour, plus an optional post-performance talk back. The Yellow Wallpaper has been popular with college and university Women’s/Gender Studies programs. It is recommended, as well, for high school students. This extraordinary story and performance can stimulate discussions about imagination vs. science, the place of women in society and marriage, and more. A study guide is also available. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” was published in 1891 in New England Magazine. For more information: Michèle LaRue, 201-863-6436, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://michelelarue.comLearn More
July is the month to remember the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Follow the audio podcast series of “Trouble in Seneca Falls” with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She lays out the story from when she moved to Senena Falls through the convention days and after. An easy way to learn history. Selections from “Eighty Years and More.” Audio by Librivox.Learn More