Third Thursday – A Brief History of Women’s Suffrage, 1840-1920
September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| Free
6 to 7 p.m. 3rd Thursday Virtual Program
Speaker: Karen Kedrowski
This year, 2020, marks the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which enfranchised 27 million American women. This program will discuss the history of the suffrage movement, including its controversies, Iowans’ roles, and its impact.
Advance registration is required. REGISTER HERE
About the Speaker:
Dr. Karen Kedrowski
Dr. Karen M. Kedrowski is Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University. The Catt Center conducts research on women and politics, with a focus on Iowa; and promotes civic engagement. She assumed this role in January 2019.
Dr. Kedrowski is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Dr. Kedrowski’s research agenda focuses primarily on women and politics and civic engagement. Prior to coming to Iowa State, she spent 24 years at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she served in many roles, including Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, including serving as a key leader of the University’s civic and voter engagement efforts. She also received Winthrop’s highest faculty honor, Distinguished Professor, in 2011.
To learn more about the Carrie Chapman Catt Center, CLICK HERE.