Hard One, Not Done

 

A commemoration of the 100-Year Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment from an Iowa Perspective

19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Statewide Kickoff

Start: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11:30am
End: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 6:30pm

The kickoff event will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Iowa State University’s Memorial Union, Iowa State University.  The Kickoff Celebration will begin with check-in, brunch and campanile concert at 11:30.  All events are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but they are appreciated.

Guests can RSVP using this link: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zOQXjwbrxWJWn3

Schedule of Events


11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.     Iowa PBS premiere of “Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women” documentary         

  • Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • Light lunch buffet available to the public attending screening; limited quantities available

 

Noon     Campanile Concert of Suffrage-Era Songs

  • Campanile, Central Campus
  • Dr. Tin-Shi Tam, Charles T. and Ivadelle Cobb Cownie Professor of Music, Iowa State University

 

1:00-2:15 p.m.     Keynote: “The Woman’s Hour,” author Elaine Weiss

  • Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • Elaine Weiss is the 2020 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose latest book, “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote,” chronicles one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

 

2:15-2:30 p.m.     Break

 

2:30-3:15 p.m.     The Yellow Rose of Suffrage

  • Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • Dr. Jane Cox, professor emerita, music and theatre, Iowa State University

 

3:15-3:30 p.m.     Break

 

3:30-4:15 p.m.     BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 1

  • Suffrage in the South: Q&A with Elaine Weiss - Great Hall, Memorial Union
    • Facilitated by Karen Kedrowski, Director, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Iowa State University

 

  • Women’s Political Participation, 1920-2020 - Sun Room, Memorial Union
    • Dr. Valerie Hennings, associate professor, political science; director, Col. Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement, Morningside College
    • Connie Price, president, Iowa NOW and Des Moines NOW
    • Jean Classon, treasurer, Iowa NOW and Des Moines NOW
    • Facilitated by Melissa Gesing, former executive director, 50-50 in 2020

 

  • Voting Rights: The History and the Present - Cardinal Room, Memorial Union
    • Dr. Martha Kropf, professor, political science and public administration, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    • Mark Stringer, executive director, ACLU of Iowa
    • Betty Andrews, president, NAACP Iowa-Nebraska; CEO, Betty Andrews Media
    • Ila R. Plasencia, Past Nat'l LULAC Midwest V.P., CEO Midwest Educational Resources Development Fund, Inc.​
      • Facilitated by Stefanie Wager, social studies consultant, Iowa Department of Education

 

  • Readings from Women’s Suffrage Documents and Speeches - Gold Room, Memorial Union​
    • Mckenna Flood, freshman, English
    • Meg Grice, sophomore, public relations and international studies
    • Amanda Ortiz-Pellot, sophomore, speech communication
    • Jensen Wilke, sophomore, speech communication
      • Facilitated by Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor, Greenlee School of Journalism; research and outreach coordinator, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Iowa State University

 

  • Iowa Stories (African American, League of Women Voters, Latinas) - Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
    • Eric Morse, Central Iowa Community Museum
    • Linda Meloy, treasurer, League of Women Voters of Iowa
    • Sonia Reyes, executive officer, Office of Latino Affairs, Iowa Department of Human Rights
      • Facilitated by Kristen Corey, program planner, Office on the Status of Women, Iowa Department of Human Rights

 

4:15-4:30 p.m.     Break

 

4:30-5:15 p.m.     BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 2

  • Women’s Political Participation, 1920-2020 - Sun Room, Memorial Union
    • Dr. Valerie Hennings, associate professor, political science; director, Col. Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement, Morningside College
    • Connie Price, president, Iowa NOW and Des Moines NOW
    • Jean Classon, treasurer, Iowa NOW and Des Moines NOW
      • Facilitated by Melissa Gesing, former executive director, 50-50 in 2020

 

  • Voting Rights: The History and the Present - Cardinal Room, Memorial Union
    • Dr. Martha Kropf, professor, political science and public administration, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    • Mark Stringer, executive director, ACLU of Iowa
    • Betty Andrews, president, NAACP Iowa-Nebraska; CEO, Betty Andrews Media
    • Ila R. Plasencia, Past Nat'l LULAC Midwest V.P., CEO Midwest Educational Resources Development Fund, Inc.​
      • Facilitated by Stefanie Wager, social studies consultant, Iowa Department of Education

 

  • Readings from Women’s Suffrage Documents and Speeches - Gold Room, Memorial Union​
    • Mckenna Flood, freshman, English
    • Meg Grice, sophomore, public relations and international studies
    • Amanda Ortiz-Pellot, sophomore, speech communication
    • Jensen Wilke, sophomore, speech communication
      • Facilitated by Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor, Greenlee School of Journalism; research and outreach coordinator, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Iowa State University

 

  • Iowa Stories (African American, League of Women Voters, Latinas) - Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
    • Eric Morse, Central Iowa Community Museum
    • Linda Meloy, treasurer, League of Women Voters of Iowa
    • Sonia Reyes, executive officer, Office of Latino Affairs, Iowa Department of Human Rights
      • Facilitated by Kristen Corey, program planner, Office on the Status of Women, Iowa Department of Human Rights

 

 5:15-6:30 p.m.     Closing Reception

  • Great Hall, Memorial Union

 

This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Venue: 
Memorial Union, Iowa State University
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames
Intended Audience: 
General Public
Contact Name: 
Karen M. Kedrowski
Contact Email: 
Organization: 
Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women