8:30 – 9:30RegistrationMemorial Union
9:30-10:45Session I (Concurrent Sessions)
Reading of How the Vote Was Won by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St. John, Washburn Theater students directed by Julie NoonanKansas Room
Paper Session:
*Jeanna James and Logan Hart, “The Quantifiable Impact of Photo ID Laws on Voter Turnout”
*Carlos Cedillo-Silva, “Dolores Huerta”
*Abhi Desai, “Analyzing the Impact of Shelby County v. Holder on Voting Practices and Minority Voter Turnout”
Shawnee Room
11:00-12:00Session II (Concurrent Sessions)
Black Women in the Struggle for Freedom and Suffrage, Washburn “Women in U.S. History” students, Kelly Erby, instructorKansas Room
Paper Session
*Gia Mosashvili, “Why has the U.S. Never Elected a Female President?”
*Megi Kavtaradze, “Women in the Context of U.S. Diplomacy”
Shawnee Room
1:00-2:00Session III (Concurrent Sessions)
What Would We Have to Give Up to Get the Political System We Want?: A Deliberative Conversation, facilitated by Lissa Staley, Topeka and Shawnee County Public LibraryVogel Room
Paper Session:
*Jonathan Fairchild, “Planted in the Soil”
*Kylie Cameron and Matthew Kelly, “An Examination of Abortion Activism Through the Lens of Letters to the Editor”
Shawnee Room
1:30-2:30Session IV (Continuing Legal Education)
Susan B. Anthony on Trial, Sarah Shipman, Deputy Director, Victims’ Services Division & Assistant Attorney GeneralCourtroom, Washburn School of Law
2:00-3:00Session V (Concurrent Sessions)
“Exploring Civil Rights,” presentations from a course taught by Bruce Mactavish, Matthew Nyquist, and Muffy WalterKansas Room
Paper Session:
*Kate Mitchell, “The Indian Man’s Burden: The British Women’s Suffrage Movement and Westernization in Indian Nationalist Rhetoric, 1905-1918”
*Tom Prasch, “Talk, Talk, Talk”: The Rhetoric of Suffrage in Mike Leigh’s Peterloo
Shawnee Room
2:30-3:30Session VI (Continuing Legal Education)
Does the Law See Us? Evolving Sex and Gender-Based Protections in Housing Law, Michelle Ewert, Washburn School of LawCourtroom, Washburn School of Law
Conference participants are invited to view I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America, an exhibit of Brian Lanker’s photography at the Mulvane Art MuseumMulvane Art Museum, 2nd floor
4:00pmKeynote Address

Native Women and Suffrage: A Story of Sovereignty

Sarah Deer, Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies – School of Public Affairs & Administration, University of Kansas
Kansas Room
5:30pmDinner and DiscussionBradbury Thompson Alumni Center

This conference has been made possible by generous funding from Washburn Women’s Venture Partners and Cynthia Heath.