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WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America – Dr. Aimee Loiselle
March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
US Women Demand Equity: From Voting Rights to Work Conditions – Dr. Aimee Loiselle, Central Connecticut State University.
In the 16th year of collaboration between Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series entitled “A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America” will focus on how women from different backgrounds and regions have pursued equity by different means.
During this program, Aimee Loiselle, an assistant professor at Central Connecticut State University, will discuss how even the suffrage movement and passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the federal right to vote in 1920, emerged from many tactics heavily shaped by race, class, and geography. Its passage fueled more efforts by women, both to use the vote and to highlight its inadequacy for addressing problems like unfair work conditions and poverty. Middle-class white women, Black women, and working-class women had points of collaboration and division throughout the 20th century as they demanded equity on different terms.
Dr. Loiselle is an award-winning historian. She studies modern US history with an interest in women workers and attention to intersections of gender, race, class, and citizenship.
The moderator is Max Gabrielson. A reception will follow the talk. There is no charge to attend, but donations are welcome. Visit the Wilton Library website for additional dates, topic and speaker details, and registration. Registration is required for each individual session.
March 26: The Long Road toward LGBTQ+ Rights and Equality in the United States — Dr. Kelly Marino