SCHOLARSHIPS EDUCATION CAMARADERIE NETWORKING
Woman, Voter, Citizen
Topics on Alice Paul and U.S. woman suffrage movement.
In this brief, but comprehensive overview of the U.S. woman suffrage movement (1848-1920), our speaker, Kris Myers, explored key suffrage leaders, discussed issues that they grappled with, and explored the strategies they used to win women’s right to vote. Kris is an ardent fan of U.S. women’s history, particularly of the women’s suffrage movement. She has over 16 years of experience researching and speaking on the women’s suffrage history while serving as program director at the Alice Paul Institute located in Paulsdale, Mt Laurel Township, New Jersey. We learned more about Alice Paul, a graduate of Swarthmore College, who devoted her energies to obtain the right to vote for women as well as others involved in this important mission. Currently Kris Myers teaches history and women’s studies courses at several NJ colleges. She also serves as the program coordinator for the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council at Rider University. —-Program organized by Janet Reiche. Photos by Nora Ananos.