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Chat in the Stacks: The 19th Amendment—Women in Politics

Thu, Mar 12, 2020 | 2:30 pm

For twelve years running, the Libraries and the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color have co-hosted this engaging series of panels on timely topics, featuring faculty from across the university. 

Join us for our first Chat in the Stacks of the spring semester. We will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the constitutional right to vote, and discuss the history, present, and future of women in politics. Panelists include Carolyn Kitch and Dorothy Patton.

Dr. Carolyn Kitch is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Journalism in the Department of Journalism and the Media and Communication Doctoral Program of Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. She has authored, co-authored, or co-edited five books, including the newly published Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage (University of Illinois Press, 2020).

Dorothy Patton is the author of From Suffragists to Senators: A Century of Laws by Women Since 1920 and currently serves as an Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. She has also worked as an associate at the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons), as Deputy Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, and as an advisor to FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour.

Programs offered by Temple University Libraries are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Richie Holland at richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 to request an accommodation, or with questions/concerns about accessibility. All other events questions can be directed to geneva@temple.edu or 215-204-1076.

Charles Library

Event Space Room 102
1900 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122