Vermont Commission on Women Statewide Event Calendar

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1:00 pm

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, Virtual Series Session 5: Ida B. Wells Program and Discussion

August 27 @ 1:00 pm

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote the National Archives Foundation has created the online initiative Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. As a part of this series, the National Archives is offering six virtual sessions throughout the month of August highlighting historical moments from the women's suffrage movement. Journalist, abolitionist, and suffragist Ida B. Wells... Read more »

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5:00 pm

Writing an Art-Inspired Poem: Experience the Joy of Ekphrastic Poetry!

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$20

If you love words and art, the ancient form of “ekphrastic” (art-inspired) poetry is a rich field of inspiration and collaboration for telling our stories and describing our experiences through poems. As a Vermont-based poet, visual artist and founder of The Poartry Project, instructor JC Wayne’s special mission is making poetry accessible by helping people find the “poet within” that... Read more »

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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, Virtual Series Session 6: 100 Years Later: Women in Charge of the Ballot Box

August 27 @ 5:00 pm

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote the National Archives Foundation has created the online initiative Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. As a part of this series, the National Archives is offering six virtual sessions throughout the month of August highlighting historical moments from the women's suffrage movement. Join Secretaries of State for a conversation... Read more »

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6:00 pm

Historian Marilyn Blackwell to Present on Women’s Suffrage in Vermont

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vermont historian and writer Marilyn Blackwell will give a presentation this month in celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Blackwell will focus on Annette W. Parmelee of Enosburg Falls, who fought for “Votes for Women” as a fundamental premise of equal justice for all.  The presentation will take place Aug. 27 from 6-7 p.m. at the... Read more »

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