The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America

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Celebrate 100 years of women gaining full citizenship and voting rights in the United States.

Through a series of lectures, facilitated discussions, documentary screenings, projects, and performances, participants in The Vote programs will gain a greater understanding of the United States’ past and a renewed sense of civic engagement today. Join us for a lively conversation!

In The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America, women’s enfranchisement is the foundation on which to examine the struggle for the political voice of other Americans.

We will discuss the history and status of suffrage in African American, indigenous, and recent immigrant communities as well as U.S. territories. We will learn about and reflect on the gendered and racial dimensions of representation, asking how political influence is gained and exercised.

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s words “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair” will be our guide. The Vote addresses current events while beautifully commemorating a milestone in history, the certification of the 19th amendment in 1920.


The Vote! is generously sponsored by Mass Humanities which is a statewide initiative to spark conversations around voting rights.

The Vote Programs

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The Vote Recordings