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In August 2020, the United States celebrates the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in August, 1920 – a process of expanding suffrage and granting women the right to vote that unfolded over the next 100 years to the present. The Our Neighborhood Votes/Nuestro Vecindario Vota Commitee in Tremont/Duck Island/Irishtown Bend is presenting in August public programs exploring diverse perspectives on the women’s suffrage movement and its continuing legacy today.
Saturday, August 22nd, 1pm – 8pm
There are Two Free Programs for residents in Tremont/Duck Island/Irishtown Bend this coming weekend:
- Women’s Suffrage Walk – Self-Guided Tours along Professor Avenue (Fairfield to Starkweather) along with Public Art Displays
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 2pm – 3pm, offered live via Zoom with a Q & A session.
- “Shall not be Denied: Fighting for Women’s Rights in Northeast Ohio”, with Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Case Western Reserve University.
Women’s Suffrage Walk – Self-Guided Tours along Professor Avenue (Fairfield to Starkweather) along with Public Art Displays
Saturday, August 22nd, 1 pm – 8 pm
This 60-minute self-guided tour will lead you along Professor Avenue in Tremont (between Fairfield and Starkweather)
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, adding to our governing document, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
As you stroll through the neighborhood from 1 to 8 pm on Saturday, August 22nd, you are invited to walk to various ‘stations’ along Professor Avenue to learn more about the struggles and triumphs experienced in the fight for the right of women to vote.
Starting before the Civil War the women’s suffrage movement lasted over seventy tumultuous years. Rather than just a political cause, the movement was inextricably bound to the broader goal of the full equality of women and men. The women and their many battles, both large and small, deserve to be remembered.
The amendment gave voting rights to over 26 million women, an enormous expansion of the voting population. It did not, however, guarantee voting rights for all women of color. Latinas, African-American, Asian American, and Native American women spent decades through the 20th century battling to expand equal voting rights to American women and men. In fact, the fight for complete voting rights continues to this day.
Start your walk at the Dendrite statue (at the intersection of Professor at W. 10th Street & Fairfield Avenue) and follow the Women’s Suffrage Walk signs from stop to stop.
1 pm – 8 pm (Self- Guided Tours). For further information, contact Scott at Tremont West – 216.575.0920 ext. 106
Opportunities to register to vote, update your address or name, apply to vote by mail/absentee, and complete the US Census, will be available along the tour.
As you follow the tour along Professor, please be mindful of other groups and social distancing guidelines.
- Wearing a mask or facial covering is strongly encouraged.
- Please don’t crowd the signs or stations.
- We hope you enjoy the stories we’ve gathered for you.
“Shall not be Denied: Fighting for Women’s Rights in Northeast Ohio”, with Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Case Western Reserve University
Sunday, August 23, 2020; 2 pm – 3 pm; offered live via Zoom with a Q&A session.
Guest Speaker, Dr. Einav Rabinowitz-Fox, Visiting Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University, will recount the role of Northeast Ohio Women in the long struggle for women’s suffrage. The presentation will be offered live via Zoom with a Q & A session.
Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox specializes in modern American history and women’s and gender history. Her research examines the connections between culture, politics, and modernity, and she is particularly interested in the ways in which visual and material culture has shaped and reflected class, gender, and racial identities. Her current book manuscript, “Dressed for Freedom: American Feminism and the Politics of Women’s Fashion”, explores women’s political uses of clothing and appearance as a means of negotiating new freedoms and modern gender identities. In using fashion as a lens of analysis, her project broadens the meanings of feminist politics in the first half of the twentieth century beyond struggles for suffrage pointing to the cultural aspects of the movement.
Einav’s work has been supported by Duke University, Smith College, the Coordinating Council for Women in History, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard, Winterthur Museum and Library in Delaware, and New York University. She published an article in the Journal of Women’s History, and has a forthcoming article in American Journalism: A Journal of Media History, and a contribution to Oxford Research Encyclopedia in American History. In addition, she also engages in public history and museum work. During 2015-2016 she was the Wade postdoctoral fellow at the Cleveland History Center, researching the cultural history of Gilded-Age Cleveland with an emphasis on the Wade family, while also taking an active part in the museum’s public history initiatives. In 2013-2014 she served as a Research Assistant for the Margret Sanger Papers Project. Einav has also served as a co-curator for an exhibition commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Art-Memory-Place.
She teaches courses in American culture and history, fashion, consumer culture and politics, and women’s and gender studies.
Registration is FREE. Please RSVP.
between August 16 & August 23rd, (you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration).
All participants will receive the Zoom link the morning of the event before the lecture to the e-mail used during registration. If you don’t receive an e-mail by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 23rd, or registration has already closed, please call 216.375.5323.
Women and Politics | Empowered to Vote, Empowered to Lead is a new virtual exhibit from the Western Reserve Historical Society and presented by PNC.
Experience the story of women’s empowerment, from the early days of the suffragist movement to the election of northern Ohio women to positions of power on the local, state and national levels.
Preview the Exhibit Now:
Empowered to Fight
Presented by PNC and WRHS in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland,Women and Politics will trace the story of women’s empowerment, exploring the early days of the suffragist movement, the successful fight for the 19th Amendment, the birth and growth of the League of Women Voters as a force for clean government and the election of northern Ohio women to positions of power on the local, state and national levels.
Empowered to Vote
Women & Politics will be accompanied by a series of programs for schoolchildren and general audiences.
Its presentation in an election year will significantly boost its appeal to a wide public audience. Throughout WRHS, in both permanent and temporary exhibits, special attention will be given to stories, images and artifacts that present new perspectives about the roles women played in shaping
our history. Exhibits on commerce, industry, fashion, and even the auto world will all highlight the impact women have had in so many areas.
Empowered to Lead
Women & Politics will encourage visitors to explore the experiences and significant contributions of women, African Americans, and immigrants in the fight to win the right to vote. Their struggle, determination, and triumph will inspire advocacy and action to use the the power of voting to continue to make a difference.
https://youtu.be/yF39_2bh5cA – Trailer – Women and Politics
https://youtu.be/2OqqrTLzZPI – Failure Is Impossible Film