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Women on the Water: Votes for Women Reading and Discussion Program

May 18 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Women on the Water: Votes for Women Reading and Discussion Group

Session 4: Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited
by Jean H. Baker

May 18, 2024 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


The Erie Canal Museum and Humanities New York present “Women on the Water: Votes for Women!”, an exploration of an international movement for social change with strong roots in New York State. By looking at this theme with an eye toward our home state and the Erie Canal, we hope to reflect on the progress and limits of reform movements in New York. This program will address some of the historic inequalities faced by women of color and the legacies of these inequalities today. “Votes for Women!” is intended to bring women to the forefront of our historical conversations and delve deeper into the complexities of the struggle for women’s rights in the United States, New York, and on the Erie Canal.

Join us for this free program, discussing Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited. This collection of essays asks us to re-examine, in the light of new historical evidence, dimensions of the women’s suffrage movement, thereby improving our view of this significant historical moment.

We have a limited number of copies of each text, courtesy of Humanities New York, available on a first-come, first-served basis. One Saturday a month at 10:30am the group will meet to discuss the reading, with the conversation facilitated by a trained moderator. Participation in this program is free and open to the public. Additionally, there will be free refreshments at the monthly meetings. To register for the program and get information on how to receive books, contact or call 315-471-0593 and ask for Elizabeth.


This event is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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May 18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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