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Thought Emerging from Matter | The Evolution of Human Dignity: A Women’s History Month Talk

To conclude the celebration of Women’s History Month, the University Libraries and the Women and Gender Studies Program will be hosting a talk by Dr. Hope Elizabeth May, Department of Philosophy and Religion. The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Park Library’s Strosacker Room (Park 110).  

The talk focuses on two pieces of sculpture created to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted US women the Constitutional right to vote. Adelaide Johnson’s “Portrait Monument to the Suffrage Pioneers,” unveiled in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in 1921, as well as Edith Ogden Heidel’s “The Thinking Woman” (1922) are used as focal points to unearth some of the important stories that portray “Votes for Women” as an all-encompassing human rights movement to which thinking is essential. Led by Dr. Hope Elizabeth May, this talk should interest those who are curious about the connections amongst art, history, philosophy, law, gender equality, human rights, and peace. 

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