Newseum Suffragist Online Learning Module WebinarJanuary 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
It started with a convention and ended with a victory; suffragists swept in an era of change that secured women’s right to vote and launched the succession of victories on the path toward women’s equality. To inspire the next generation of women’s advocates, AAUW has a new tool that brings the history of women’s suffrage to life and engages today’s young women in the issues that keep them from achieving parity with men.
In conjunction with the Newseum, AAUW is proud to announce the launch of a new, free online learning module. The module, “Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less,” describes the suffrage movement and how women used the five freedoms of the First Amendment along with the media to advocate for change. Highlights include the first edition of the Woman’s Journal, which became the leading suffrage newspaper; front pages from the radical suffrage newspaper the Revolution, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and photographs of the 1913 women’s suffrage march in Washington, D.C.
This webinar is designed for member leaders who want to learn more about the module’s Program in a Box. Through the webinar, you will learn how to implement this module into local high school and college and university partner classrooms so that students will increase their historical understanding of the women’s suffrage movement while developing media literacy skills that will help them evaluate news from the past and present. You and local students will better understand the impact of the First Amendment on history, while also learning about the roles of mainstream and special-interest press in shaping public attitudes toward the suffrage movement’s participants and their goals. By sharing this module within classrooms, AAUW can encourage today’s young women to be inspired by their predecessors and motivate them to join AAUW in advocating for women’s equality.