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Women's Suffrage on the Northern Great Plains Symposium

Women's Suffrage Poster.jpgPlease join us for the "Women's Suffrage on the Northern Great Plains: A Symposium" at the University of Wyoming. Contact  Dr. Renee Laegreid for more information.

November 7, 2019
Opening address at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Dr. Virginia Scharff, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico will give a talk titled, "Race, Gender, and Empire: the Strange Career of Woman Suffrage in Wyoming" from 4:30pm-6:00pm. A reception and opportunity to view the Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery exhibition featuring work related to women’s suffrage, gender, and activism will follow from 6:00pm-7:30pm. The opening night lecture and reception are free to the public, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum located in the Centennial Complex; 2111 Willett Dr.; Laramie, WY 82070.

November 8, 2019
Symposium presentations will take place at the American Heritage Center, Stockgrower's Room, beginning at 8:30am and concluding at 4:00pm. The full program details will be posted at a date closer to the event.
The keynote address will take place at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. Susan Stamberg, award winning broadcast journalist for National Public Radio, will give a talk beginning at 7:00pm, with a reception to follow.
Available for purchase throughout the conference is Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains edited by Lori Ann Lahlum and Molly P. Rozum.
"Equality at the Ballot Box makes an important contribution to western women’s history and the history of woman suffrage. . . . [This anthology] is both an informative overview and a composite mosaic of suffrage on the northern plains that raises new questions for future research, for which this volume lays essential groundwork."—Elizabeth Jameson, professor emeritus of history at University of Calgary and past president of the Western History Association

"The authors have dug deep into the archives, scoured newspapers, and searched secondary sources for materials. . . . A focus on the importance of the Northern Great Plains is long overdue."—Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, historian for the NASA Johnson Space Center
Kristin Mapel Bloomberg
Ann W. Braaten
Sara Egge
Cody Dodge Ewert
Dee Garceau
Barbara Handy-Marchello
Jennifer Helton
Jennifer J. Hill
Ruth Page Jones
Kelly Kirk
Renée M. Laegreid
Lori Ann Lahlum
Amy L. McKinney
Paula M. Nelson
Kelly O’Dea
Molly P. Rozum