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April 2020

Virtual Screening: “The Newport Pell Bridge: A Rhode Island Icon”

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

We drive over it, we marvel at it, but few of us know the incredible story of its construction. Immediately following the screening, we will stream a live Q&A with filmmakers Jamie McGuire and Michelle Abbott. This event is sponsored by RI PBS. Reservation required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pell-bridge-documentary-and-discussion-with-filmmakers-tickets-102262365488?aff=affiliate1 Link to join: https://www.facebook.com/PellCenter/

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The Suffrage Centennial in Rhode Island

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Leatherman Program Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI
Newport, United States
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$5

  Join the Newport Historical Society for a talk with Dr. Allison Horrocks on Rhode Island’s Suffrage Centennial: From Radical Social Movements to Ratification on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Leatherman Program Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI. General admission costs $5 per person, $1 for Newport Historical Society members along with retired and active duty military. The year 2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. As another election cycle approaches, now is…

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Women Leading Change: Our Voices Matter

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alpine Country Club, 251 Pippin Orchard Rd
Cranston, RI 02921 United States
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$85

This is Women's Fund of Rhode Island's premier fundraiser. Our overarching theme in 2020 is Civic Engagement.

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May 2020

COVID-19 and the 2020 Election Featuring: Tim Farley, host of “The Morning Briefing” on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

COVID-19 has disrupted every facet of American life, including the 2020 presidential campaign. Join Tim Farley, host of the “The Morning Briefing” on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel for a candid conversation on the state of the race, the ways the pandemic is changing American politics, and his thoughts about how things will play-out between now and election day. Reservation required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-and-the-2020-campaign-tickets-102287265966?aff=affiliate1 Link to join: https://www.facebook.com/PellCenter/

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A Concert Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bishop McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence, RI
Providence, 02903 United States
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$15

We will be performing a program of orchestral works by women composers commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage. NaBSco with guest conductor Kristo Kondacki will perform: "Dark Sky Soliloquy" by Stephanie Ann Boyd; "Sonata for Viola & Orchestra" by Rebecca Clarke with Dominick Douglas, soloist, and Symphony in e minor, The Gaelic by Amy Beach. general admission $15; seniors & students $5 children under 12 free

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Cocktails and Conversations: Democracy Matters

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is a virtual event on Zoom. This panel is meant to galvanize young voters and older voters alike through a discussion about what it means to live in a democracy. The conversation will include protecting our democracy, resources for people to help protect our voting rights and how to support candidates in times of COVID. Speakers: Erin Vilardi from Vote. Run Lead Taylor Dumpson, American University President who won neo-nazi discrimination case and more TBA Zoom link will be…

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POSTPONED-Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Leatherman Program Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI
Newport, United States
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$1 – $5

This event is POSTPONED, date TBD. Join the Newport Historical Society for a talk with Corinne Porter on Rightfully Hers, Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Leatherman Program Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI. General admission costs $5 per person, $1 for Newport Historical Society members along with retired and active duty military. National Archives curator, and former NHS Buchanan Burnham Fellow, Corinne Porter will discuss the history and contemporary relevance of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution…

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Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardner

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A free Zoom lecture by Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, author of Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardner. When Ohio newspapers published the story of Alice Chenoweth’s affair with a married man, she changed her name to Helen Hamilton Gardener, moved to New York, and devoted her life to championing women’s rights and decrying the sexual double standard. Opposed to piety, temperance, and conventional thinking, Gardener eventually settled in Washington, D.C., where her tireless work proved,…

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Education. Expression. Participation. – Presentation & Lunchtime Chat

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a lunchtime chat - Education. Expression. Participation - WCFA’s first live, online event, featuring Rhode Island artist Victoria Guerina. This event will mark the closing of our Abiding Courage Exhibition. Victoria’s discussion, "Women's Rights, An Artist's Journey", follows one artist's experience with art and women's history and the inspiration for the Abiding Courage Exhibition. This enlightening presentation is a true intersection of art and American history and challenges you to think about women’s representation from both a…

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July 2020

Little Compton Women’s History Project – Outdoor Exhibit

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - July 31 @ 7:00 pm
Little Compton Historical Society, 548 W Main Rd
Little Compton, 02837 United States
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Free

The Little Compton Historical Society invites you to make a reservation for a private visit to their new outdoor exhibition. The exhibit features 50 banners exploring the personal histories of Little Compton women from the 1600s to the present day. Call 401-635-4035 for your reservation. You may bring a group of 1 to 10 people. The self-guided visit is free. Tour at your own pace. Your visit may last up to 1.5 hours. You will have the grounds to yourself.…

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