November Equality Salon
November 15, 2016
Join us for our Equal Rights Salon the evening of Tuesday, November 15th at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument featuring an election wrap up with Members of Congress and special guests.
There’s little doubt that the 2016 election changed our history. We’ve come a long way since women won the right to vote nationwide, but how far along are we, and how far do we have to go in terms of women elected to public office? Our election wrap up featuring Bonnie Morris from The George Washington University and Amanda Terkel from Huffington Post will be an opportunity for the National Woman’s Party to take a look at how this historic election changed future elections, and discuss the ways in which the conversation around women in public office is forever altered. Come to the home of the historic NWP and be a part of our community as we examine the past and prepare for the future.
Bonnie Morris is an Adjunct Professor in the Women’s Studies Program. Her areas of expertise include: U.S. women’s history (work, wartime, ethnic identity, politics, music, sports); feminist movements — Western and global — from radical subcultures to anti-feminist backlash. Her personal research interests include women’s sports, the women’s music movement since the mid-1970s, Jewish women’s history, and other female-identified communities across time.
Amanda Terkel is Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor at Huffington Post. Previously, she served as Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org, the award-winning top political blog. Amanda has also served as the Center’s Special Assistant for Strategic Planning and has experience on various national and state-level political campaigns and in government offices.
Have you ever visited the museum and thought “I wish these walls could talk?” Now is your chance to be part of the conversation at our new Equal Rights Salon series. Network with fellow NWP members at our monthly salons, reminiscent of the discussions presided over by Alice Paul during her many decades of work in the house.
These monthly thought-provoking and inspirational evenings will provide you with an opportunity to discuss contemporary issues of importance to women, surrounded by the unparalleled collection of the National Woman’s Party. Salons will take place on the third Tuesday of each month, with discussions beginning at 6:00pm followed by networking and hospitality at 7:15pm. Now is your chance to join and continue historic conversations on the progress toward equality, network with others, and connect with the National Woman’s Party community.