Votes for Women: The Road To Victory Talk with Dr. Kelly Marino followed by an opening reception
@ Ridgefield Library Sunday, March 1, 4 PM (reception 5–6 PM)
Dr. Kelly Marino is an Assistant Lecturer of History and Coordinator of Women’s Studies at Sacred Heart University and a historian of 20th century America with a focus on women’s history. A native of Connecticut, she is passionate about state and local history. A graduate of CCSU, with an MA from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD from Binghamton University, Dr. Marino is currently working on a book project about the connections between advances in women’s higher education and the women’s rights movement. Her project examines how college students and campuses became important new protest spaces for women’s suffrage and women’s rights during the Progressive Era. Her research explores the importance of young people, particularly young women, and educational activism to fueling social and political movements. Kelly is a frequent guest speaker and expert on the Connecticut suffrage movement.
The Votes for Women: The Road To Victory exhibit will be on display through March. See the exhibit calendar entry for more information about the exhibit.
This talk and reception are supported by CT Humanities and Fairfield County Bank.