Start date and time: January 27 2020, 12:00 pm
End date and time: January 27 2020, 1:00 pm
2020 BENTON LECTURE SERIES
Theme: Community Building and Equity
From Radical ldea to Ratification: Women's Voting Rights: This lecture will offer a brief overview of the long history of women working to gain the right to vote, Oregon's history of women's voting rights between 1870-1912, and their continued efforts to bring voting rights to the nation with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. This lecture will highlight events and specific advocates for women's voting rights from 1848-1920.
Janice Dilg holds an MA in history from Portland State University and is the principal of HistoryBuilt, a historical consulting firm. She works with public agencies, non-profits, and historical organizations on a variety of public history programs, events, and products. As part of the Oregon Women's History Consortium, Jan helped direct the 2012 statewide commemoration: "Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote, 1912-2012. She is the Oregon coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail, an online resource for the 2020 centennial commemoration of the l-9th Amendment that extended voting rights to women.