BWIS Sponsors Talks on the Women’s Rights Movement

The second in a series of two talks on the women’s rights movement will be held today, March 25, at noon in Berkner Hall. The entire Brookhaven Lab community is invited to today’s talk, which is sponsored by Brookhaven Women in Science in honor of Women’s History Month.

Local resident Bruce Kagan, a retired elementary school teacher who develops historical presentations for schools and libraries, will discuss how early women’s rights pioneers won basic rights for women in America in his presentation, titled “Women’s Rights…The Struggle for the Vote.” In his first talk, he focused on events leading up to the first women’s rights convention in 1848. In the second session today, he will discuss the major figures in the struggle, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose advocacy for women’s rights led to the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote in the U.S.

For more information about the talks, contact Kathy Walker, Ext. 7105, or

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