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Week Five Theme :: The Women’s Vote Centennial and Beyond

Saturday, July 25, 2020

As we join the nation in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, we also consider those who were left out of the mainstream suffrage movement, examine the slow progress toward gender equality in the United States, and look to the movement’s relevance to the ongoing battle over voting rights.

  • Despite women having the vote for nearly a century, and a surge in the 2018 election, why are so few women represented in government positions and on the ballot today?
  • How does gender bias continue to be used against candidates, not only by political opponents, but by voters?
  • Why has the Equal Rights Amendment, first proposed in 1923 and passed by Congress in 1972, fallen short of ratification?

HIGHLIGHTS

COMMUNITY

  • Air Band Competition

DANCE

  • Chautauqua School of Dance with the Music School Festival Orchestra 

LITERARY ARTS

  • Susan Straight, In the Country of Women

OPERA

  • Thumbprint
  • Tosca

ORCHESTRA

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Tania Miller, conductor
  • Sara Davis Buechner, piano

THEATER

  • New Play Workshop 1 & 2

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