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ARTICLE, PODCAST: ForbesWomen, Forbes.com and Green Connections and Radio: “From Dowdy to Dazzling: Lessons for Women Today from the Suffragists”

“To commemorate that centennial, this Women’s History Month, I sat down with one of the foremost chroniclers of the suffrage movement, Brooke Kroeger, to tell us how it happened and glean lessons for women today. ” continue reading

EVENT: Presenting “Suffrage and the Media” at the AJHA Conference in Salt Lake City, Oct. 4-6, 2018

Our panel in Salt Lake City, another milestone on the road to the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial from the team that produced the database Suffrage and the Media and is now in final edits for the special “Suffrage and the Media” issue of American Journalism: A Journal of Media History, to be published in Spring 2019. continue reading

EVENT: League of Women Voters of Westchester County: Champagne Fundraiser Rescheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2018

” . . . Many of us know the story of the suffragists in New York and the nation, but have not heard about the essential support they received from influential men who organized for the movement. It’s time to celebrate them also.” continue reading

EVENT: Meet the Author But Better Yet Meet UN HeforShe Global Chief Elizabeth Nyamamaro – UN Bookshop – March 20, 2018

The opposition to involving men in a perceived women’s issue sounded very familiar—much like the reaction I received to the proposal for the Suffragents.(“Who cares what the men did?”) At UN Women, it was something like, “Why involve the men? This is a women’s issue.”

“I don’t have a way to verify this, but I’d conjecture with some confidence that if those conversations were being held now, in the midst of the surge of interest in women’s equality brought on by #MeToo, HeforShe and the Suffragents would be eliciting a very different reaction.” continue reading

ARTICLE: Timeline: The Little-Known Story of the Men Who Fought for Women’s Votes

“From a contemporary standpoint, it is remarkable to consider that 100 years ago, these prominent men not only gave their names to the cause of women’s rights or called in the odd favor, but invested in the fight.” continue reading