Come to the table! Through conversation over dinner, the Indianapolis Propylaeum will explore the incomplete legacy of the women’s suffrage movement in an effort to build bridges, see new perspectives and find a path forward.
The passage of the 19th Amendment, which prohibits the government from denying the right to vote based on sex, was a revolutionary moment in American history. The suffrage movement was segregated, however, and not all women were enfranchised. The evolution of the feminist movement has continued to focus on issues most important to white women, without reflecting the needs of women of color. “‘Ain’t I a Woman?’: The Evolution of Women in Politics” has been designed for a diverse, multigenerational audience interested in discussing the segregated suffrage movement and exploring the impact of its legacy on women’s political cooperation and unity today. The event will begin with a choral performance by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus followed by remarks by the Central Indiana Community Foundation’s vice president of community leadership and effective philanthropy, Tamara Winfrey-Harris. Attendees will then break for a facilitated conversation over a shared meal.
Cost: $20, Students $10; if you have difficulty paying this fee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is available through Eventbrite. Please register by Nov. 2.
This program received funding from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.
In addition to the Indianapolis Propylaeum and Indiana Humanities, it’s presented by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana Latino Institute, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, the League of Women Voters of Indianapolis, the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, the Peace Learning Center, The Exchange and Women4Change Indiana.