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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

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WOMEN'S POWER Book Discussion with Melissa Klapper and with Lori Harrison-Kahan  (Public Programs)

This discussion is part of a conference sponsored by the Center for Gender in Global Context entitled "Gender, Women's Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future."

American Jewish Women and the Politics of Power in the Turn-of-the-Century Women's Movement

During the last decades of the 19th century and first decades of the 20th century, American Jewish women participated in all the great women's movements of their day: suffrage, birth control, and peace. Their activism has been largely erased from the narratives of the women's movement, yet they exerted real power within these movements and exemplified the complex relationships among social justice and the politics of identity.

Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is a Professor of History and Director of Women's & Gender Studies at Rowan University. She is the author of Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU, 2005): Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, 2007); and Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU, 2013), which won the National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies. Her newest book is Ballet Class: An American History (Oxford, 2020).

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Location: Zoom
Price: free
Sponsor: public
Contact: Jewish Studies
email pic jewishst@MSU.EDU