Tues. Oct. 8 – The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights in the 21st Century

Frederick Douglass Institute’s
Lunch (En)Counters Fall 2019 Series

Lunch (En)Counters takes its name from the famed lunch-counter protests of the Civil Rights era; these events aim to provide campus forums for discussing topical issues related to race and civil rights. It provides excellent opportunities for your students to engage in conversations about diversity beyond traditional classroom walls.

October 8, 2019, Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:45 pm. Sykes Theater
Parking: The University recommends New Street Garage and car pooling.

The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights in the 21st Century

Please join us for an interdisciplinary panel discussion of the 1920 passage of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote a century ago, the importance of voting rights today, why these rights still need protecting, and the responsibility that voting-age citizens have to exercise that right. Audience questions and answers will follow the panelists’ presentation.

Dr. Linda Stevenson (Depts. of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies)
Dr. Joan Woolfrey (Depts. of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies)
Tammy Williams (Founder and President of Vision 2020: the National Women’s Equality Initiative, PA 2020 delegate, and a League of Women Voters representative)
Dr. Pamela Gray (President, Chester County League of Women Voters)

PLEASE RSVP: Dr. Anita Foeman ( or Dr. Eleanor Shevlin (

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