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Virtual Lecture: Wisconsin Women’s History

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November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a Zoom lecture from Genevieve McBride while she explores the history of women’s rights and suffrage in Wisconsin. Genevieve McBride is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She has edited an anthology called Women’s Wisconsin-From Native Matriarchies to the New Millennium. She wrote On Wisconsin Women: Working for Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage.” And she is co-author of “Dear Mrs. Griggs: Women Readers Pour Out Their Hearts in the Heartland.” The lecture will be about 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session.

The lecture is free to attend but registration is required.

In addition to the lecture, we will highlight some of the women’s history explored in our new self-guided tour of the Historic Financial District, an area often considered male dominated. These early commercial blocks are in fact ripe with untold stories of women who helped to found Milwaukee as well.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.