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Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

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In her book Feminism for the Americas, professor Katherine M. Marino chronicles the dawn of the global movement for feminism and women’s rights in the first decades of the 20th century. She introduces us to a cast of remarkable Pan-American women who drove a transnational movement that advocated women’s suffrage, equal pay, maternity rights, and broader self-determination. These efforts led to the enshrinement of women’s rights in the United Nations Charter and the framework for international human rights. A book signing follows the program.

Rightfully Hers, a new exhibit to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, will open later this year at the National Archives.

Rightfully Hers is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars.  




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