Women’s Rights Lecture Canceled

Jones Speaker Series 2020_Bonnie HaggermanDue to Gov. Notham's school closures, this lecture has been canceled. We will communicate a new date once confirmed. 


Join Dr. Bonnie Hagerman, assistant professor at the University of Virginia, as she explores progressivism and the promise of women’s rights at Norfolk Collegiate on Saturday, March 21, from 5-7 p.m.  

Dr. Hagerman will examine the Progressive Era (1890-1920) and the energies it unleashed that spurred a wave of organizing, activism and leadership among women and on behalf of women’s causes. The victories those women secured (the settlement house movement and Prohibition) and tragedies they suffered (the Triangle Fire and failure to pass an anti-lynching law), provided valuable experience and insight, and reinforced a commitment to gaining suffrage and the benefits of winning the vote.

This presentation is the second presentation in the three-part 2020 Betty M. and William B. Jones Humanities Speaker Series. Now in its sixth year, the series examines how post-World War I developments in the United States that changed attitudes and spurred steps toward equality and civil rights including women’s suffrage and the Harlem Renaissance.

Audience members are encouraged to join a stay and enjoy a reception with Hagerman following her presentation. The presentation is FREE, open to the public and will be held in the Hackney Theater of the Meredith Center for the Arts, 7336 Granby Street. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.