Judith Rosenbaum, PhD to Discuss Jews & the Fight for Women’s Suffrage, Oct. 14

Judith Rosenbaum, PhD to Discuss Jews & the Fight for Women’s Suffrage, Oct. 14

“Speaking in a Political Voice: Jews and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage” will be presented by historian, writer, and educator Judith Rosenbaum, PhD, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

On Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m., historian, writer, and educator Judith Rosenbaum, PhD will present a lecture in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Her lecture, “Speaking in a Political Voice: Jews and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” is free and open to the public and will be delivered as a Zoom webinar. Register to attend at fairfield.edu/bennettprograms.

Dr. Rosenbaum's lecture will explore how and why Jews pursued voting rights for women, what motivated their activism, what barriers they faced, and finally, how their experiences in the suffrage movement ultimately influenced gender equity within their own communities.

“We’re fortunate to have Dr. Rosenbaum with us to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment for what promises to be an exciting look-back at some of the forces shaping the passage of this legislation,” noted Bennett Center Director Ellen Umansky, PhD.

Dr. Rosenbaum is the chief executive officer of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA), a national organization that documents Jewish women’s stories. Prior to that, she was the director of public history and director of education for JWA for a decade. She also served as a faculty member for Bronfman Youth Fellowships.

Her scholarly work has been published in academic and popular journals including Tablet, The Forward, Huffpost, The Jewish Week, Tikkun Magazine, Sh’ma Magazine, PresenTense, Reform Judaism magazine, MyJewishLearning, Kveller and Role/Reboot, as well as in several anthologies, including Gender and Jewish History, Women of Katrina, Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice, and The Women’s Passover Companion: Women’s Reflections on the Festival of Freedom.

To register, go to www.fairfield.edu/bennettprograms. For general questions contact the Bennett Center at bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or call (203) 254-4000 x2066.

“Speaking in a Political Voice: Jews and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage” Virtual Lecture

Date: Wednesday, October 14
Time: 7:30 p.m.

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