Celebrating Women's Suffrage? It's Complicated

February 27 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mayser Gymnasium

  • Ann Gordon

Ann Gordon
Research Professor Emerita, Rutgers University

Ann D. Gordon is a Research Professor Emerita at Rutgers University and is the editor of the papers of Susan B. Anthony. She is a feminist scholar and thinker. This Common Hour will be an insightful and intergenerational consideration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Gordon will tell us how we might celebrate the 19th Amendment, and what she calls a "complicated win for women." This Common Hour will contextualize, trouble, and celebrate the 19th Amendment in an informative, community-based, and academic genre.

This event was proposed by Chelsea Reimann and is sponsored by Alice Drum Women’s Center; Office of the President; Office of Student Affairs; Office of the Provost; Philadelphia Alumni Writers House; English; Women’s, Gender, & Sexualities Studies; Office of Multicultural Affairs; History; and LGBTQ+ Student Life.

Common Hour enables the entire Franklin & Marshall College community to gather for culturally and academically enriching events at midday each Thursday during the academic year. This opportunity to engage in a campus-wide dialogue originates with Common Hour and then extends beyond the confines of 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. into classrooms, house commons, dining halls and beyond.