• Centennial of a Journey: Two Western Feminists in Africa and Asia, 1911-1912

A lecture presented by the Women's & Gender Studies Program

Friday, November 16, 2012
1-2:15pm
Poetry Center, 3rd floor of Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St

A Presentation by Harriet Feinberg.

One hundred years ago United States suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt and Dutch Jewish physician, suffrage leader, and peace activist Aletta Jacobs traveled in Africa and Asia, looking into the condition of women and encouraging them to organize on their own behalf. The two realized that the struggle for women's empowerment could not be limited to white Western women but needed to be worldwide. The 'travel letters' Jacobs wrote regularly for a Dutch newspaper, together with Catt’s diary and her reports to several feminist publications, provide a window into their bold venture as well as a perspective on today's struggles.

Sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at Suffolk University. For more information, contact Michèle Plott at mplott@suffolk.edu.

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