University of Southern Indiana Gender Studies Program presents
American Women’s Suffrage Amendment Symposium
November 9-13, 2020
Individual and Class Submissions Welcome
The Woman’s Suffrage Amendment will be one-hundred years old in 2020. While this is an accomplishment worth celebrating, it is also one with a mixed legacy. Though women won the rights of citizenship and access to the ballot, that victory was not extended to all women or all Americans for decades after. Today the United States celebrates its legacy as a model democratic nation, yet many still do not enjoy the full rights of suffrage and political forces have conspired to limit access to the ballot and dilute the power of the vote.
The University of Southern Indiana’s Gender Studies Committee in partnership with Africana Studies and Global Studies is hosting a symposium in November 2020 to exhibit student research, art and other creative works that focus on the celebration of the women’s suffrage amendment, its complicated legacy and the challenges that lay ahead. This symposium aims to explore the complicated history of women’s suffrage in the United States and beyond, as well as the question of citizenship, and who has access to citizenship.
Photograph of Alice Paul, Elizabeth Kalb, and two other women sitting and working around a table at National Woman's Party headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Call for Entries
The committee welcomes papers, posters, artwork, poetry and literature, and performances in the following areas:
We encourage instructors to have their students present research, artwork, posters and other original work in accessible, online formats that include video presentations, poster displays and online exhibits. We also welcome and strongly encourage individual student submissions!
Due Date: TBA
The symposium will be asynchronous and available for the University community to view, engage with and comment on during the week of November 9-13.
For more information, please contact Dr. Denise Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.