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[VIRTUAL] Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement - A NH Humanities Program

THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM. It will be held online using a virtual meeting service. Please register at this link to receive access information for the meeting, and follow the instructions to be ready to join us on June 8. Please email Adult Programming Librarian Maria with any questions!

The campaign for women’s right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? On Monday, June 8 at 6:30 PM, we find out the answers to these questions when Liz Tentarelli guides us on the journey for the women's right to vote.

Liz Tentarelli had a career spanning over 30 years teaching high school and college students, including 19 years at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Liz has been a member of the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, for more than 25 years and president of the state League since 2009. The League is a direct descendant organization of the women’s suffrage movement. Liz was appointed in 2015 by Governor Maggie Hassan to serve on the Citizens Advisory Board to the NH Correctional Facility for Women. She has presented courses on the issues surrounding female incarceration through Adventures in Learning (Colby-Sawyer College) and OLLI in Concord and Manchester. Liz has held appointed offices in two town governments and served 12 years as an elected library trustee in Newbury, NH. In 2016 she joined the board of the NH Library Trustees Association, where she now serves on the Education Committee.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Windham Historical Society, and is made possible through a generous grant from New Hampshire Humanities.

For more information, please  email Adult Programming Librarian, Maria at!

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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