Moderator: Erika Pribanic-Smith (Texas-Arlington)
Panelists: Brooke Kroeger (New York), Caryl Cooper (Alabama), Kimberly Wilmot Voss (Central Florida), Jane Marcellus (Middle Tennessee State)
This panel examines ways that women have historically employed articles of clothing and manners of grooming as symbols in feminist campaigns for social change. Because these campaigns often employed media spectacle, their symbolism is of interest to media historians. Examining 19th-century Dress Reform, early 20th-century suffrage garb, hairstyles across several eras, pants in the 1970s, and finally 21st-century “pussy hats,” panelists will discuss themes such as the disruption of gendered expectations (i.e. pants as naturally “male”), the use of traditionally feminine skills (sewing and knitting) to undermine and reframe symbolic oppression, feminist use of media and the news media’s treatment of them.
Moderator: Erika Pribanic-Smith, University of Texas-Arlington
Caryl Cooper, University of Alabama
Brooke Kroeger, New York University
Jane Marcellus, Middle Tennessee State University
Kimberly Wilmot Voss, University of Central Florida
Hear Them Roar: The Fight for Women’s Rights
A Devised & Environmental Theatre Performance
Directed by Nan Smithner
Program in Educational Theatre
LOCATION: Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East
A portion of the show will be held in Washington Square Park in the style of environmental theatre. Please be prepared to stroll from scene to scene and wear comfortable shoes. In case of rain, the outdoors scenes will move inside.
ADMISSION: $15 General, $5 Students & Seniors
For tickets, contact NYU Box Office.
BY PHONE: 212-998-4941
IN PERSON: 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South)
Friday, October 20 at 8pm
Saturday, October 21 at 8pm
Sunday, October 22 at 3pm
Thursday, October 26 at 8pm
Friday, October 27 at 8pm
Saturday, October 28 at 8pm
Sunday, October 29 at 3pm
The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote. learn more
The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards competition.
National History Day contestants: Please read this.
Next up on the calendar in 2018: July 7 East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (hosting with Sara Davison the garden author and expert Charlotte M. Frieze) : August 4: Shelter Island Historical Society. In 2019: March 13: Scarsdale Woman’s Club
Read reviews, notices and articles about The Suffragents (and previous books under their titles), articles by Brooke, Facebook posts, and Brooke’s informal “Summer Camp Newsletters,” posted, with photos and often video, after her appearances.