ENCOUNTERS: FROM SUFFRAGE TO ELECTION
Thursday, October 15, 6-8 pm
(hosted by CT's Old State House)
Following the passage of the 19th amendment, thirty-four women ran for office; five were elected to Connecticut’s General Assembly in 1920. Since that time, the number of women serving in elected office has risen steadily. Why are the numbers of elected women still low in comparison to their percentage of the population? How does gender balance impact legislative decisions? Join us for a small group discussion on these issues. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENCOUNTERS: RADICAL WOMEN ARTISTS
Thursday, November 5, 5-7pm
(hosted by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art)
How have women artists worked and succeeded in a male-dominated art world? How have women artists challenged the conventional views and associations of gender to make statements about policy, social justice, and equity? Through close looking and discussions in small groups, explore questions about how gender has shaped the history of art and how notions of gender have evolved. Short readings provided in advance.