On Saturday, June 12 at 2 PM EDT, the Alice Paul Institute will be joined by New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Secretary of State Tahesha Way, and Chairwoman Deirdre Webster Cobb for “Trailblazers: African American Women in New Jersey Government.” Moderated by Kennedi Avent, a high school junior in API’s Girls Leadership Council program and a member of the Camden County NAACP, the virtual program celebrates Black women in law and politics and highlights the stories of three pioneering women in public office. Registration is free and open to the public at www.alicepaul.org.
Additionally, the Alice Paul Institute will host a special virtual Pride Month program on June 17 at 6 PM EDT with Dr. Wendy Rouse, associate professor of history at San Jose State University, whose scholarship focuses on LGBTQ+ and women’s history. The program, entitled “The Very Queer History of the Suffrage Movement,” is a discussion on the lives and loves of prominent queer suffragists, many of whose stories have been sanitized from history. Rouse will cover the profound contributions queer suffragists made to the overall movement and discuss the implications of this new approach to our understanding of women’s history. Registration is free and open to the public at www.alicepaul.org.
Regarding API’s June programs, Executive Director Allison Titman states, “We strive to tell inclusive stories of women’s contributions to politics and advocacy, and appreciate our program presenters this month for helping us to ensure that all trailblazing women have space to share their experiences and are recognized for their contributions.”
For additional information on upcoming programs and events at the Alice Paul Institute, visit www.alicepaul.org.