Week Five :: July 25–August 1

The Women’s Vote Centennial and Beyond

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?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Feminine Spirit

Confucian Correlative Cosmology, specifically Taoism, presented the image of the Yin/Yang Holism (the Tai Chi) to describe how seemingly opposite forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. In this image, the feminine charisms are juxtaposed with the masculine charisms (neither are strictly gender-specific), and in this emerging era it has been observed that the feminine is finally rising, ultimately to restore balance and to revitalize the world. In this week, we shine a light on the feminine charisms and spirit and some leading women who embody this spirit.

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 | 10:45am

    Elaine Weiss

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    Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and author whose most recent work, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, is an account of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

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    Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leaders of this age and has dedicated herself to advocating for universal recognition of the critical questions impacting the global community for over 40 years.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Chamber Music Guest Artist Series: The Tempest Trio

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    Combining technical mastery, expressive depth, and unrivaled performance experience, pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler, and cellist Amit Peled join forces to form one of the most exciting trios on the international scene — The Tempest Trio.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 | 08:15pm

    School of Music: School of Dance with the Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Special holiday presale Dec. 9–20.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Mirabai Starr

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    Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Into the Music: Beethoven Festival”

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    Special holiday presale Dec. 9–20.

    This performance will showcase Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Sara Davis Buechner, lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” by the New York Times.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 31, 2020 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company :: Thumbprint

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    Thumbprint is a chamber opera inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a contemporary real-life warrior for women’s rights and education in Pakistan. Sankaram’s dynamic score blends Hindustani and European opera influences to tell this astonishing story of courage in the face of oppression.



    Location: Norton Hall