Votes for Women: The Story of the 19th Century
June 7-9, 2019
Join us for a weekend-long program entitled Votes for Women: The Story of the 19th Century. This conference will explore the movement for women’s suffrage from early writings on rights for women through the development of movement to and beyond the Nineteenth Amendment.
Program Location: Wichita, Kansas | The Hyatt Regency
- The first session will begin promptly at 6:00PM on Friday, June 7 and the last session will end at 12:00PM on Sunday, June 9.
- Sessions will be dialogue based and moderated by a constitutional scholar. They will rely heavily on participants to drive the conversation.
- The Institute will provide lodging for Friday and Saturday evenings as well as all meals during the program
- A $200 stipend will be given to participants who participate in all meals and sessions. Please note that the payment of stipends is contingent upon attendance at all program events.
- Participants will be on their own to cover additional travel-related costs.
- Participants will receive a certificate for 7.5 contact hours at the conclusion of the program.
- Opening Session 6:00-7:30
- Reception & Dinner 7:30-9:00
- Breakfast 8:00-9:00 a.m.
- Session 1: Foundations of the Movement 9:00-10:15
- Session 1 Debrief 10:15-10:30
- Break 10:30-11:00
- Session 2: Early Organizing and The Civil War Era 11:00-12:15 p.m.
- Session 1 Debrief 12:15-12:30
- Lunch 12:30-1:30
- Session 3: Women’s Suffrage and the West 1:30-3:00
- Break & Refreshments (optional) 3:00-4:00
- Session 4: Voices Heard: Written and the Lecture Circuit 4:00-5:30
- Reception & Dinner 6:00-7:30
- Breakfast 8:00-9:00 a.m.
- Session 5: The Nineteenth Amendment and After 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Session 6: Teaching Women’s Suffrage 9:45-11:00
- Wrap-Up & Dismissal 11:00-12:00
Participants will be provided with approximately 150 pages of primary source reading in advance of the program and then come together to dialogue with the ideas in the words Adam Smith and his contemporary thinkers. In addition to the primary source readings, educators attending this program will be asked to workshop and evaluate Bill of Rights Institute resources and provide feedback for new lessons.
This is an application-based program and we are interested in a diverse set of educators, with experience in a variety of courses, levels, and environments.
Teachers that attend this colloquium will gain an increased level of comfort using primary sources in their classrooms as well as a greater understanding of the texts.
Application Period: Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis. The application will close June 1, 2019.
This event is made possible by the support of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.