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January 2020

Rightfully Hers Exhibit

January 1 @ 12:00 am - August 31 @ 11:59 pm

Sites throughout Evanston will host Rightfully Hers, a popup exhibition from the National Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. The schedule of locations is as follows: January - Evanston Civic Center - 2nd Floor Gallery - 2100 Ridge Avenue February - YWCA Evanston/North Shore - 1215 Church…

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On The Same Terms: 150 Years of Women at Northwestern

January 1 @ 12:00 am - June 20 @ 11:59 pm
Northwestern University, Deering Library – 1937 Sheridan Road United States + Google Map

On The Same Terms: 150 Years of Women at Northwestern explores the history of the education of women at the University. The exhibit is on display at NU's Deering Library - 1937 Sheridan Road - through June 20, 2020. More at https://www.northwestern.edu/150-years-of-women/learn/library-exhibit/index.html

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April 2020

Postponed – Performing in the Parlor

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Performing in the Parlor: A Literary and Musical Entertainment with Suffrage Songs and Recitations will take place at the Evanston History Center and include an authentic nineteenth-century parlor performance with dramatic readings and woman’s suffrage speeches performed by Fiona Maxwell, as well as nineteenth-century musical selections for guitar, mandolin, and harp guitar performed on historical instruments by Anne Waller, Mark Maxwell, and Brian Torosian. In partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum. EHC is located at 225 Greenwood Street. The…

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May 2020

Why They Marched Book Discussion – Evanston Public Library

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EPL Keepinitreal Book Group discusses Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Susan Ware. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 3rd floor. In this historical account, Ware goes beyond the commonly known Women's Suffrage icons, delving more deeply into the lives of several lesser-known but important suffrage fighters.

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Mother’s Day House Walk

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Evanston History Center Annual Mother’s Day House Walk - This year, women’s stories past and present will be highlighted on the walk. 225 Greenwood Street. Tickets at https://www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/

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One Woman, One Vote Film Showing

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

One Woman, One Vote. This PBS American Experience episode documents the 72-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor.

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Suffragette Film Showing

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suffragette. Inspired by true events, this moving drama explores the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor.

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Suppressed Film Showing

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. This 2019 documentary features experts, poll watchers and everyday Americans speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. The film exposes ways that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor.

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Not For Ourselves Alone

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Not for Ourselves Alone. This two-part, Ken Burns directed documentary presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Evanston Public Library, Main Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor.

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