Women’s Vote 100 Programs and Exhibit

Commemorating the passing of the 19th amendment, and looking toward the 2020 election, Lewis University History Center is partnering with Naper Settlement on presenting “Women’s Vote 100,” a virtual series of public programs and exhibit.

The virtual series focuses on women’s suffrage from a variety of perspectives and provides a historical overview. The virtual presentations will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 13, 20, and 27. Visit https://napersettlement.org/609/Continue-Shopping to register.

The Naper Settlement also offers the Women: Waves of Change Exhibit through December 31, 2020. The exhibit shares the story of women, past and present, who were and are foundational in the formation and development of Naperville and beyond.

Exhibition Schedule - Locations and Dates

Date Time Topic
October 13, 2020 6:00pm "Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois"
by speaker Jeanne Schultz Angel, director of Learning Experiences and Historical Resources at Naper Settlement.
October 20, 2020 6:00pm "Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement’s Use of Nonviolent Strategies"
by Dr. Laurette Liesen, chair of Political Science and professor at Lewis University.

She will present on Alice Paul, a Quaker and a political scientist, who worked tirelessly for women’s right to vote.
October 27, 2020 6:00pm "Bridging Voting Rights: Amelia Boynton Robinson to John Lewis, and Beyond"
by Dennis Cremin, Donna K. Sack, vice president & chief program officer at Naper Settlement, and Dr. Tara Y. White, department chair and history instructor at Wallace Community College in Selma Alabama.