Voices for the Vote: Jewish Women’s Contribution to Suffrage

Melissa Klapper, historian and professor, will visit Ann Arbor to speak
about her award winning book, Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism. The book explores Jewish women’s activism in the first wave of feminism, long before the names Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug and Gloria Steinem became familiar to so many.

While the history of Jewish women in the later labor movement is often written about, their involvement in the suffrage and other early social movements is not well known. Klapper believes that Jewish women’s activism comes from within Judaism’s ideas about the importance of community, social justice and making the world a better place.

Professor Klapper is an engaging speaker whose knowledge and insights will be a welcome and valuable addition to the Suffrage Centennial discussions.

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Date

May 26 2020

Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch
343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Category
Jewish Cultural Society

Organizer

Jewish Cultural Society
Website
http://www.Jewishculturalsociety.org

Other Organizers

League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
Email
celebration@lwvannarbor.org
Website
http://www.lwvannarbor.org