Off-Campus “History Bites” Lecture, March 23

Off-Campus “History Bites” Lecture, March 23

Join Elizabeth Hohl, PhD, for an in-person discussion presented in conjunction with the exhibition Women’s Rights are Human Rights.

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In honor of Women’s History Month, please join the Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) at the Fairfield Museum and History Center’s “History Bites” series for a conversation with Elizabeth Hohl, PhD, assistant professor of the practice in history at Fairfield University and faculty co-curator of FUAM’s special exhibition Women’s Rights are Human RightsThis event is an off-campus, in-person only event and will take place in the Fairfield Museum and History Center (370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824) on Thursday, March 23 at noon. Patrons should feel free to bring their own lunch, though snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Free and open to the public, the discussion will be focused on posters created worldwide that celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes. Advance registration is requested.

FUAM director Carey Weber shared, “I hope the community will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to engage with Professor Hohl around the topic of women’s rights. She is a tremendous resource and has extensive historical perspective on this topic; I know she will be illuminating. We are thrilled to be collaborating on this event with the Fairfield Museum – it is always exciting to partner with our colleagues here in town, but especially around a topic that has shared interest for all of our constituencies.” 

Currently, Dr. Hohl teaches in the programs of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, and Black Studies. She received an MLK Vision Award (in 2000) and was the recipient of the first-ever Adjunct Teacher of the Year Award (in 2005). Dr. Hohl began her journey in women’s history while working towards a BA from Stonehill College and completed her MA in women’s history at Sarah Lawrence College. She earned a PhD in history and women’s studies at Union Institute and University. Dr. Hohl continues to research African American women activists during the Jim Crow-Progressive Era and is writing an introduction to a collection of articles on Connecticut women activists as well as a manuscript that will feature Victoria Earle Matthews.

The FUAM Women’s Rights are Human Rights exhibition, which is currently on view in the Walsh Gallery (inside the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts), has recently been extended to run through July 1. It features posters created by both men and women worldwide to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing reproductive and sexual rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and promoting women’s empowerment, education, and participation in society.

The posters argue for the empowerment of women, the achievement of equality between women and men, and the elimination of discrimination against women and girls.

The exhibition is organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick, professor emerita, Graphic Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. It is co-curated by Fairfield University faculty members Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, PhD, Elizabeth Hohl, PhD, Johanna Garvey, PhD, and Anna Lawrence, PhD, in collaboration with museum staff.

This event is co-sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

Posted On: March 17, 2023

Volume: 54 Number: 83

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