Oct. 25 Symposium Celebrates Women’s Suffrage Centennial
“From Suffrage to Citizenship: Empowering Oregon Women in the Twentieth Century and Beyond”, a symposium celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage, is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room on the UO campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Linda Long, manuscripts librarian at the University of Oregon Libraries and organizer of the symposium, says that the event is meant to not only celebrate past accomplishments of women as voters and citizens but to look to the future as well. “Women have accomplished much in the past 100 years,” she says, “but a primary goal of the symposium is to sustain and strengthen their contributions as citizens far into the future.”