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Course: The Long and Winding Road with Dr. Darla Shaw
September 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 30, 2020
Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street
As part of the Votes for Women: Ridgefield Celebrates the 19th Amendment series taking place in Ridgefield throughout 2020, the Long and Winding Road is a four-week, mini-course that will focus on the women of Seneca Falls, NY, the first Women’s Rights Convention, and the work of Ridgefield’s own Alice Paul. Registration is required. Classes take place on Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Votes for Women: The Long and Winding Road is a four-week, mini-course that will focus on the women of Seneca Falls, NY, and the first Women’s Rights Convention and the work of Ridgefield’s own Alice Paul, her strategic march on Washington, DC, and lobbying in front of the White House to get the Women’s Vote. The course will also feature Ridgefield residents who knew Alice, and other area suffragettes such as Elsie Hill, Mary Louisa Olcott, and Laura Curie Allee Shields. Suggested readings will be given prior to each session and there will be a showing and discussion of the movie, Iron Jawed Angels. The course will also be linked to women’s issues of today and the status of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Dr. Shaw is a well-known area storyteller, presenter at literacy conferences, musician, advocate for women’s issues, and humanitarian.
The Votes for Women series is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Historical Society, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, and Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR. This series is supported in part by CT Humanities.