Celebrate the League's Birthday and Presidents Day on February 14!
Celebrating our Past, Recognizing our Present, Looking to our Future
When: Sunday, February 14, 2021, 1:30 - 3:30 PM Indiana (EST)
If you’ve been waiting to wear your suffrage outfit—hat, sash, more—please do! And have a beverage handy for toasting Happy Birthday to the League and recognizing our Past Presidents.
To celebrate our past, Melissa Gentry will present Mapping Indiana Suffragists
Melissa Gentry is the Map Collection Supervisor at the Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection.
Ms. Gentry’s multimedia story-maps depict some of the people and places connected to the history of women’s suffrage. Complete with ups, downs, sometimes dramatic and “less than ladylike” but always colorful individuals and events, her talk incorporates historic photographs, correspondence, diaries, club minutes, oral histories, movies, newspapers, music, and artwork from the collections of Ball State University. With these sources, she introduces national and Hoosier women suffragists like Ida Husted Harper, Madam CJ Walker, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott while highlighting Hoosier cities connected to the local and national suffrage movements.
Mapping "A Woman's Place"
Mapping Indiana Women's Suffrage Movement
To recognize our present, we will highlight current work and opportunities for action--and have a little fun!
To help us look to our future, Ruth Greenwood will speak on Redistricting, Partisan Gerrymandering, and Proportional Representation.
Ruth Greenwood is Co-Director, Voting Rights and Redistricting for the Campaign Legal Center (CLC: Advancing Democracy Through Law).
She is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has been working in voting rights for over ten years. She litigates a variety of redistricting cases, with a particular focus on ending partisan gerrymandering and promoting minority representation. Ruth litigated two partisan gerrymandering cases from the trial level to the Supreme Court of the United States (Whitford v. Gill and LWVNC v. Rucho), and has advised dozens of states on how to draft and implement independent redistricting commissions.
Ruth was previously the Lead Counsel for Voting Rights at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and prior to that a Redistricting Fellow with the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute. She received her Masters in Law from Columbia Law School in 2009 and her undergraduate law and science degrees from the University of Sydney in 2005 and 2003. Ruth is a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School.
Keeping Democracy Within the Lines
Fix US Electoral System a Vote at a Time
Fair Representation in Local Government
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