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Better Days 2020 at Utah State University

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women’s suffrage throughout the United States.

It also marks the 150th anniversary of Utah being the first place a woman cast a ballot in the modern nation, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, protecting voting rights of women and men of racial minorities.

The Center for Women and Gender at Utah State University is partnerting with Better Days 2020 to celebrate these historical events in creative and communal ways, draw attention to the stories of our past, be a positive catalyst for conversation and remembrance, and give energy to Utah’s women today to be more engaged participants in our corporate and political communities.



CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Wednesday, April 10

Book signing and talk by author Angelica Carpenter

12:00pm-1:00pm  Merrill-Cazier Library Room 101  

Angelica Carpenter, author of the biography Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, which uncovers an important but forgotten suffragette, will present a talk. This event is sponsored by the Department of History and the Merrill Cazier Library. Book signing to follow. Part of year-long celebration of Women's Suffrage and Voting Rights. The "Matilda Effect," which occurs when women scientists don't get credit for their work, is named after Gage, who first identified the syndrome. Gage is co-author with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of the three-volume Woman Suffrage History.

Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14, 2019

Bennion Teachers’ Workshop: “Forward Out of Darkness: Gender, Media, and Suffrage in the United States”

12:00pm-1:00pm  Merrill-Cazier Library Room 101  

Angelica Carpenter, author of the biography Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, which uncovers an important but forgotten suffragette, will present a talk. This event is sponsored by the Department of History and the Merrill Cazier Library. Book signing to follow. Part of year-long celebration of Women's Suffrage and Voting Rights. The "Matilda Effect," which occurs when women scientists don't get credit for their work, is named after Gage, who first identified the syndrome. Gage is co-author with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of the three-volume Woman Suffrage History.

March 19-20, 2020

“Voting Rights 1870, 1920, 1965, 2020”

12:00pm-1:00pm  Merrill-Cazier Library Room 101  

A Tanner Symposium sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Keynote speaker, Dr. Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote, is sponsored through the USU Center for Women and Gender.

 


Did you know?  Utah women were the first to vote in the modern nation. Utah suffragist Emmeline B. Wells met four U.S. presidents in her advocacy work for women.  Utah elected the first female state senator in the nation.