Wednesday, March 4 @ 7 pm
Haverford Township Free Library

Penn State Brandywine professor Dr. Julie Gallagher will give a historical perspective of the suffrage movement and bring the story to the present, identify some key turning points and individuals, and then offer reflections on why it is so important to have women in elected office.
This talk is free and open to the public.

Julie Gallagher is an Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Penn State University, Brandywine where she has taught a variety of U.S. history courses over the past thirteen years. She is the author of Black Women and Politics in New York City, which documented the political activism of three generations of African American women as they pursued ways to bring about positive changes in the state and national political landscapes through their formal political activism. She also co-edited Reshaping Women’s History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians with Barbara Winslow. Her current book project, “Frontline Battles for Justice in an Age of Universal Human Rights: A Comparative Gender History,” is based on recent research trips to
Liberia, West Africa and Northern Ireland. The book will examine how members of civil society who engage in activism in periods of political upheaval, tap into the resources of international bodies, especially the United Nations, to challenge oppressive practices within their homelands.

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