San Francisco State proudly presents its annual Constitution and Citizenship Day conference. This year, we mark the centennial of the 19th amendment with a virtual project titled: “The Unfinished Work of Suffrage.” Pre-recorded sessions include two keynote presentations by Rabia Belt (Stanford) and Ellen DuBois (UCLA) and seven roundtables featuring nearly thirty scholars from eleven different universities. Topics include race, disability, religion, labor, transnational activism, the Equal Rights Amendment, and contemporary conversations about gender in the pandemic and the current presidential race.
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Keynote: “Surprising Facts about Suffrage” by Ellen DuBois (UCLA)
Roundtable panelists: Sue Englander (SFSU-History), Sherry Katz (SFSU-History),
Judy Wu (UC-Irvine)
Topic: Professor DuBois, author of Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote (2020), offers an approximately 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute conversation with participants about the campaign for suffrage and the 19th Amendment centennial. Panelists address issues of identity and representation, specifically addressing questions about race and racism in how we choose to commemorate the movement.