Lecture: American Women The Long and Winding Road

All, here is an informative lecture series. Who would like to be the host for this? I will be traveling and out of town for most of these. Appreciate the support.

Event Date:
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Price: Free, $10 suggested donation
Venue: W-3 Theatre
In July 1917, suffragists incarcerated at Northern Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse initiated what became the final push toward women’s voting rights. The Workhouse Prison Museum’s five free public lectures trace the American women’s equality movement from before the Civil War to the present. The first lecture summarizes the significant steps that led to women’s right to vote. The subsequent three lectures discuss the societal, legislative and economic changes that have taken place since then. The final program challenges the consequences of these changes. This second lecture series features historians plus women who have experienced these changes first hand.

March 5 - Years of  Hope, Turmoil and Anger (1960s and 70s)
Jeffrey McClurken, Ph.D, Chair and Professor of History, University of Mary Washington and Sharon Bulova, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Sherry Hutt, J.D. Ph.D., National Program Manager, North American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act, U.S. Department of Interior and Carol Shapiro, M.D. plastic surgeon  will be guest panelists.

During these decades deep cultural changes altered the role of women in American society.  Women reached out for greater fairness and equality  in the work place and at home.   They pushed to take control of their reproductive rights and to eliminate legal inequalities.  

The Workhouse Prison Museum opened to the public in 2009.  Now housed in Building 9, the museum was created to preserve the history of the District of Columbia’s Correctional Complex at Lorton from its opening in 1910 until the last prisoner left in 2001. The Museum is an activity of the Lorton Arts Foundation, Inc., the non-profit organization that operates the Workhouse Arts Center.

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