On, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:00pm, the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) will be co-sponsoring a Newton Free Library event, together with Historic Newton and the Newton Human Rights Commission, to be hosted by author and guest Barbara Berenson. The event, “After Suffrage: A 20/20 Perspective on Women’s Rights, 1920 – 2020” is a talk that will explore how women have fared politically and legally over the past century; consider how women activists have built alliances and shaped laws in an effort to combat stereotypes, discrimination and gender-based violence at home, at work and in the public sphere; review some of the key developments over the past century including a discussion of the long and ongoing campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment ; and discuss the historical connections between women who opposed suffrage and those who oppose women’s rights today.
Barbara Berenson is the author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (2018), Boston in the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution (2014) and Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism (2011, 2d ed. 2014). She is the co-editor of Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (2012).
For more information call the Newton Free Library at 617-796-1360. All programs are free and open to the public, parking is free. The Newton Free Library is an accessible facility.
SAVE THE DATE: If you can’t make the event at the library to hear Barbara Berenson speak, come join the League of Women Voters of Newton for an informal book group discussion, with Barbara Berenson, of her book, Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers, on Sunday, December 1, 2019 [to be confirmed: at the Waban Library Center.]
Copies of her book are available at the Newton Free Library