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  1. Kenosha History Center Exhibit on Women's Suffrage

    February 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM @ Kenosha History Center

    Carthage College intern Mia Morton has researched and designed this exhibit celebrating Women's Suffrage in Kenosha County. This exhibit looks at the figures and events in the efforts of local women to win the recognition of their civil rights, and the opposition to suffrage. Suffrage divided Kenosha's women between reformers and staunch traditionalists who asked "Why force a woman to vote?" This exhibit will run through the fall of 2020.

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  2. Kenosha History Center Woman's History Exhibit: "Public Freedom/Private Space"

    February 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - December 31, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Kenosha History Center

    The Kenosha History Center's ongoing Women's History exhibit, "Public Freedom/Private Space," looks at women in the early 20th century. As their place in public society was slowly won, the separate spheres of Victorian society transformed into shared public and private spaces. This exhibit makes use of the Dovie Horvitz Women's Collection, a curated collection of items representing the public and private lives of ordinary women from 1850 to 1950, and will be on display through 2020. The collection was generously donated to the History Center by Mrs. Horvitz, and an online database for the collection is available from the UW Library system at:

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  3. Author Eileen Rivers book signing at Carthage College

    February 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wartburg Theatre lobby, Carthage College

    As part of the activities related to Carthage’s new play about female veterans, “Fighting for Home,” Carthage is bringing award-winning author Eileen Rivers to campus to talk about her new book, “Beyond the Call,” which chronicles the stories of three women who fought shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts and worked with Afghan women to restore their lives and push back the Taliban. Ms. Rivers will speak about her book and offer signed copies for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Ms. Rivers has been a journalist for more than 15 years and has written for the Washington Post and USA Today. She is currently a digital content editor for USA Today’s editorial page and a member of their editorial board. She recently won an Emmy for her work on an in-depth multi-part series on prisons and recidivism for USA Today. Her visit is made possible through support from the Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program.

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  4. Fighting for Home

    February 22, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Wartburg Theatre, Carthage College

    The Carthage Theatre Department presents “Fighting for Home,” a verbatim theatre project by Professor Martin McClendon and directed by Instructor Marcella Kearns. This play examines the issues of women in the armed forces. Based on interviews with women specifically about issues related to being a female in the military in the last 30 years, “Fighting For Home” will highlight women’s struggles to protect their country from all enemies while they deal with rapidly-changing policies and deeply-entrenched beliefs within the military.

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