Women’s Equality Day

26 August 2014


August 26, Women’s Equality Day, celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted suffrage to American women in 1920. Here at ISU we will have several events to examine the past, the present and the future of women’s leadership and political rights and power. Please join us in observance of this 94th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote.




12:30-1:45, Library Events Area, “Tomorrow’s Women Leaders.” In May, 6 ISU students from Feminist Majority attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in College Park, Maryland. At this panel, they will share what they learned.

Sponsored by: Feminist Majority, Women’s Studies, Interdisciplinary Programs, American Democracy Project, Center for Community Engagement, Honors College, College of Arts and Sciences and the Cunningham Memorial Library.


2-3:15, Library Events Area, “Women in Politics.” Political scientists Dean Lynn Maurer and Dr. Carly Schmitt will examine some of today’s pressing political questions for the world’s women. Dr. Maurer will speak about “An International Look at Women Making Politics” and Dr. Schmitt will give her thoughts on “Awaiting Madam President: Women in U.S. Politics.”Sponsored by: Women’s Studies, American Democracy Project, and the Cunningham Memorial Library.


5:30 to assemble, programs begin at 6pm followed by the march. ISU Parking Lot east of University Hall, “Women’s Equality Day March: Climbing the Ladder of Equality,” Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and many other campus and community organizations.


6-8:15, Library Events Area, showing of the movie Iron Jawed Angels, which follows Alice Paul’s National Women’s Party and the final stages of the long struggle for women’s suffrage in the United States. Sponsored by: Women’s Studies, University College, and the Cunningham Memorial Library.


8:30-10:45, Library Events Area, repeat showing of Iron Jawed Angels.

Sponsored by: Women’s Studies, University College, and the Cunningham Memorial Library.

Women's Studies celebrates local events such as recognition of Zietlow Research Grant recipients (tenure-track faculty), recognition of Mary Elizabeth Owens Scholarship (students), general research activities (assorted seminars and colloquia).
Women's Studies celebrates Women's Equality Day (sometimes in combination with the Zietlow recognition), Women's History Month (with special speakers and programs).
This page links to photographs and videos from past events.