This event has been canceled for March 26th due to concerns with COVID-19. Check back here for more information as we plan to reschedule as soon as possible.
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Celebrating Women’s History Month has particular meaning this year, as it is also the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment which afforded women the right to vote.
Come hear North Carolina House of Representatives for the 18th District Rep. Deborah Butler speak about women in politics today on
Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. in the Randall Auditorium on the second floor of the Library.
Along with this powerful keynote speaker, there will be a variety of exhibits – physical and virtual – throughout the Library. On the first floor, you will be greeted with a display of Library materials on women’s history, voting rights, suffrage, and feminism. On the second floor gallery wall, you will find images and biographical essays on “Women Who Changed the World”. In the Sundial Gallery just outside of the Randall Auditorium, Dr. Jennifer Le Zotte, Assistant Professor of History and Material Culture, and graduate History students, Kyra McDonald and Rebecca Mullins, offer a curated exhibit about birth control in twentieth-century North Carolina; and Dr. Le Zotte’s HST 204: Women in Modern History students will be engaging attendees with a virtual and interactive exhibit featuring recently digitized newsletters of the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear from the Randall Library Special Collections.
Refreshments will be served.
This event will be live-streamed at this link: https://lib.uncw.edu/butler-lecture-stream A recording will be available afterward.
All of this was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) LSTA Mini-Grant, along with generous support from the Gender Studies and Research Center, and the departments of English, History, and Public & International Affairs co-sponsoring with Randall Library.
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