February 2020 e-News
Valentine’s Concert and Wine Tasting
with Bank of Ireland
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wine tasting 5:30 p.m.
Concert 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. 
$20 advance/$25 day of the event

Whether you’re looking for a night out with your sweetie or celebrating Galentine’s Day, enjoy Irish tunes by Bank of Ireland with the start of the 2020 Hunter Music Series. Soak in the historic atmosphere of the museum as acoustic guitar, fiddle and vocals fill the space. A wine tasting, with as many as 20 wines to try, will be curated by Campus Fine Wines before the concert!
Volunteer docent
Docent Recruitment for 2020 Tour Season
Lippitt House Museum is looking forward to Spring and the beginning of tour season in May. Docent training starts in April for this year's volunteer class and the tour season runs May through October. Consider joining the team that welcomes guests and shares Providence’s rich history. 
Community Discussion Series March 2020
The (Unfinished) Legacy of the Women’s Suffrage Movement: The Vote, Equity & Reform. 
Mondays, March 16, 23, & 30
6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. discussion
Free, registration encouraged

Parking available at Wheeler School
Attendees who need the accessible entrance lift, please call 401.453.0688 prior to the event for specific instructions.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which made it illegal to prevent a woman from voting based on her sex. But in the last 100 years, what progress has been made on the issues promoted by suffragists – not only voting access but also criminal justice reform and equal pay? This year’s community discussion series hosted at Lippitt House Museum, in partnership with the Providence League of Women Voters , will address the issues suffragists fought for and how we can take action and promote change on issues which are still important 100 years later. The suffragists’ activist legacy is still relevant for America today. The work isn’t done – we’re still at!
Monday March 16 – Equity in Voting 
The fight to keep the franchise and universal suffrage.
What are impediments that keep eligible voters from exercising their franchise? What can be done to overcome barriers and encourage broader participation?
Scheduled Speakers:
  • Kat Kerwin – Providence City Councilwoman and community organizer
  • Wendy Schiller – Chair of Political Science, Brown University 
  • Angel Taveras – Former Providence Mayor
Monday March 23 – Criminal Justice Reform 
One of the issues suffragists in the 19th century campaigned for, including RI’s Elizabeth B. Chace, was prison reform.
What is being done to overcome biases in the criminal justice system, promote the exercise of justice with equity, and not unjustly burden communities of color?
Scheduled Speakers:
  • Jill Harrison – Professor of Justice Studies, Rhode Island College
  • Judge Mary McElroy – Judge Federal District Court of RI 
  • Judge Judith C. Savage – Former RI Superior Court Judge 
Monday March 30 – Equal Pay for Equal Work
The fight for “Equal Pay for Equal Work” was a cause championed by American Suffragists starting in the 1850s. 
What can be done today to promote equal pay for equal work regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age, race, or ethnicity?
Scheduled Speakers:
  • Marcela Betancur – Executive Director, Latino Policy Institute
  • Rachel Flum – Executive Director, Economic Progress Institute 
  • Maureen Maigret – Consultant, Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island 
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