For questions about possible partners, scholars, and other resources contact:
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Rachael Jeffers, Development and Communications Officer
Office of the RI Secretary of State
Lane Sparkman, Associate Director of Education and Public Programs
For questions about being included as a partner and about the XIX: Shall Not Be Denied visual identity contact email@example.com.
While not required, the following template acknowledgment may be read at the start of a public program or included in printed materials.
We acknowledge that the history of the 19th Amendment in the United States is a complex narrative. The 100th Anniversary of its ratification offers an opportunity to expand the narrative of women’s suffrage and suffrage more broadly, ensuring that the stories we tell moving forward are accessible, relevant, inclusive, empowering, and reflective of the diverse perspectives of civic engagement around this issue.
Resources for developing an approach to acknowledging the complex, diverse narratives of the 19th Amendment Centennial can be found at:
- American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)
- US Department of Arts and Culture – Honor Native Land
During Your Event
Spread the word and encourage your attendees to follow us! We’ve created a PowerPoint slide that you can either project or print out and paste them at your event venue.
Documenting your event (taking photos, shoot videos, etc) is important! Scroll to the bottom for some ideas.
Here are some sample questions and suggestions for event assessment. Collecting data when your event takes place may be helpful when planning future events.
The following will help to assess the impact of the initiative overall:
- Was it useful to participate in XIX: Shall Not Be Denied when marketing, branding, and spreading the word about your event/program?
- Would you be willing to share the Audience, Marketing, and Participant Satisfaction metrics with the partners? Please send assessment metrics you’re willing to share to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What methods of marketing did we use for our event or project?
- How far in advance did we begin marketing?
- How did attendees hear about our program?
- Are there groups we didn’t reach, and if so, are there ways we could reach them in the future?
- Did we ask audience members to register in advance? If so, what was the no-show rate?
- Did staff members feel that the event went smoothly? Did we have any issues during the event?
- Did we receive any written feedback from attendees?
- Did we receive any spoken/ anecdotal feedback from attendees?
- Did any positive or negative comments stand out?
- Did anyone mention our event or program on social media? Did we receive any media coverage?
- Did participants make new connections?
External assessment/ audience survey:
Audience members are more likely to respond to concise surveys. Whether written or online, try to keep your survey under ten questions.
Sample questions for a very brief survey after an event:
- How did you know about this event? (Could be checkboxes)
- What did you like the most and the least?
- How do you like the event? (scale 1-5)
- Have you attended other XIX: Shall Not Be Denied programs or events?
- Did you learn anything new?
- What did you like best? What did you dislike?
- What topics would you like to see us address in future programs/events?
- Share your email address if you would like to be added to our mailing list.
Ideas for Documentation
- Photograph the event: people laughing, audience member asking questions, etc.
- Take a series of photographs, or set up a digital photo station for attendees. Ask the same question to everyone you photograph, and write down their answers.
- Photograph an unusual aspect of the event–for instance, the feet of people waiting in line to enter.
- Ask people to write a summary of their experience attending your program.
- Film a short video of the event and/or short interviews with attendees.