“Women in Politics: Past, Present & Future” is a conference commemorating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. It will start on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, N.Y. and continue on Saturday, April 22, at SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY).
Remarks and keynotes will be delivered by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, League of Women Voters Executive Director Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Editor Allida Black and Black Feminist author and activist Barbara Smith. Panels will address subjects such as the historical movement to win the vote in New York State, how women have engaged in social and political movements since their enfranchisement, and the representative roles women fulfill today at the local, state and national levels.
“Women in Politics: Past, Present & Future” is a collaborative effort involving The Benjamin Center, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the New York State League of Women Voters, the Rockefeller Institute of Government with support from the College’s Department of History, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Department of Sociology and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
Tickets for Friday night at the FDR Library are limited: $75 includes a cocktail reception and dinner. Saturday-only registration is $35 and includes breakfast and lunch. The Saturday proceedings will be live-streamed at ruralfreetv.com. A post-conference workshop will be held for K-12 teachers’ curricular development.
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