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Sisters, There’s a Women’s Center in Iowa City!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Resource and Action Center with a piece of cake and a lively discussion of the early days of WRAC and the women’s liberation movement in Iowa City.  Panelists will include Sondra Smith, Gayle Sand, Sandy Pickup, Jill Jack, with Laurie Haag moderating.    Friday, March 23, 20124:00-6:00 p.m.Iowa Women’sContinue reading “Sisters, There’s a Women’s Center in Iowa City!”

Remember the Triangle Fire, March 25

We will close women’s history month on Friday, March 25th  with “In Memoriam:  The Triangle Factory Fire 100th Anniversary,” an event to commemorate the 146 young, immigrant garment workers who lost their lives in this tragedy.  Friday, March 2512:00 – 1:00 p.m.Second Floor Conference Room (2032), UI Main Library Remarks by Professor of History LindaContinue reading “Remember the Triangle Fire, March 25”

Filmmaker Booth to speak in Iowa Women’s Archives, March 22

Award-winning filmmaker Marlene Booth will present a talk entitled “Tell Me a Story:  Making and Learning From Documentary Films” on Tuesday, March 22nd. Born and raised in Des Moines, Booth looks back – with clips from her films – on 35 years of filmmaking as a woman, a feminist, and a dyed-in-the-wool Hawkeye.  Iowa Women’sContinue reading “Filmmaker Booth to speak in Iowa Women’s Archives, March 22”

Iowa Women’s Archives Tour, Nov. 4

The University of Iowa Alumni Association’s Lifelong Learning Program is hosting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Iowa Women’s Archives in the UI Main Library starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. Registration is required. Archives curator Kären Mason will give the tour, where participants will examine photos, diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and other items. Mason willContinue reading “Iowa Women’s Archives Tour, Nov. 4”

Celebrate 90 years of “Votes for Women”, Aug 26

August 26, 1920 marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote.  But the campaign for women’s suffrage began long before that and the story of Iowa women reflects the stories of women across the country. As we celebrate 90 years of equalContinue reading “Celebrate 90 years of “Votes for Women”, Aug 26″