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February 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Patch Program-Girl Scouts of all ages

February 1 - December 31
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Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England invites Girl Scouts of all ages to complete steps to earn a commemorative XIX: Shall Note be Denied patch. Requirements range from discovering the history of the Women's Rights Movement to writing your own suffragette speech. Get creative and have fun while learning about the 19th Amendment! In the year 2020, the United States marks an important milestone for women’s suffrage, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The core value…

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March 2020

Abiding Courage – Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment Exhibition and March 5 Reception

March 4 - April 9
Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road
Warwick, 02886 United States
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One hundred years ago the US Constitution was amended to ensure individual states could no longer deny women their right to vote. The long struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment brought forward thousands of heroic women who stood up for the first time to demand their rights. Abiding Courage is a juried exhibition of original artwork exploring the past, present, and future of our nation's denial of voting rights to women and others. The Exhibition will include programs addressing voting…

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Rhode Island State Archives Women’s Suffrage Exhibition

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Portrait Painting Demo with Kelly McCullough and Senator Erin Lynch Prata

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road
Warwick, 02886 United States
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$12 – $15

Senator Erin Lynch Prata will sit for Portrait painter Kelly McCullough as part of the Abiding Courage Exhibition. Artists have always played an important role in the fostering of civic engagement. Acting as both chroniclers of historic events and drivers of change, artists help us to see the world through a different lens. Keeping with this tradition, The Warwick Center for the Arts would like to invite you to a very special event as part of our Abiding Courage Exhibition.…

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PLAYING WITH FIRE: Celebrating Women Trailblazers in Music in Commemoration of the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote

March 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Rhode Island College’s Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, 667 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914 United States
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$15

PLAYING WITH FIRE: Celebrating Women Trailblazers in Music. Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director/pianist, Shura Baryshnikov, Jeanine Kane, and members of the RI Philharmonic. PLAYING WITH FIRE: Celebrating Women Trailblazers in Music in Honor of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote. Experience music by pioneering women composers, spanning 12 centuries, in a unique music, theatre and dance format. Featuring Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director/pianist, special guests Shura Baryshnikov, dancer/choreographer, Jeanine Kane, actor/narrator, and members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra…

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2020 Community Discussion Series – The (Unfinished) Legacy of the Women’s Suffrage Movement: The Vote, Equity & Reform

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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This year is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which made it illegal to prevent a woman from voting based on her sex. But in the last 100 years, what progress has been made on the issues promoted by suffragists—not only voting access but also criminal justice reform and equal pay? The 2020 community discussion series, in partnership with the Providence League of Women Voters, addresses issues suffragists fought for and how we can take action…

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Anna Julia Cooper and Black Women’s Activism Beyond the Women’s Suffrage Movement

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Brown Faculty Club (Landscape Room), 1 Bannister Street Providence, RI 02912
Providence, United States
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Shirley Moody-Turner, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at Penn State University, turns to the work of visionary black feminist Anna Julia Cooper to consider a fuller history of the women’s suffrage movement. Shirley Moody-Turner, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at Penn State University, turns to the work of visionary black feminist Anna Julia Cooper to consider a fuller history of the women’s suffrage movement. In 1892 Cooper mounted an incisive critique, arguing that race,…

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Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing: Diversifying Women’s Representation

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flanagan Campus, Community College of Rhode Island Room 1334, 1762 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865
Lincoln, 02865 United States
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In this talk, Dr. Ariana A. Curtis, curator for Latinx Studies at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will discuss diversity and the public presentation of women in museums. Representation matters. The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative is not only changing how millions of people understand women’s history but also how museum curators present it. In this talk, Dr. Ariana A. Curtis, curator for Latinx Studies at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will…

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PLAYING WITH FIRE: Celebrating Women Trailblazers in Music in Commemoration of the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rhode Island Philharmonic’s Carter Center, 667 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914 United States
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$10 – $25

PLAYING WITH FIRE: Celebrating Women Trailblazers in Music. Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director/pianist, Shura Baryshnikov, Jeanine Kane, and members of the RI Philharmonic. PLAYING WITH FIRE: Celebrating Women Trailblazers in Music in Honor of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote. Experience music by pioneering women composers, spanning 12 centuries, in a unique music, theatre and dance format. Featuring Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director/pianist, special guests Shura Baryshnikov, dancer/choreographer, Jeanine Kane, actor/narrator, and members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra…

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The Power of Female Voices 100 Years Strong

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sophia Academy, 582 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, United States
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This student-led conference for local students will include interactive workshops and a keynote by legal scholar Paula Monopoli. 8th grade students at Sophia Academy present their seminar project: "The Power of Female Voices 100 Years Strong". This day-long conference celebrating the 100 years since the passing of the 19th amendment will include workshops, a play, and a keynote from legal scholar Paula Monopoli - author of the forthcoming book "Constitutional Orphan: Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment" (Oxford University Press…

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