Women 2020

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Civil Action

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Political Equality

Bay College is proud to be coordinating a series of events recognizing how political equality has led to advances for women over the last 100 years across these areas:

  • Education, Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Literature and the Arts
  • Women’s Health
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Mathematics and the Sciences

Events

From Qatar to Kipling: Outlining the Link between Water Quality and Neurodegeneration

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
4:00 PM (ET)
Bay College - MS 125
Bay College West - WC 107
Presented by Dr. Renee Richer


Harriet

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Thursday - January 23, 2020
7:00 PM (ET)
Bay College - Besse Theater
FREE Movie Event
Presented by the Campus Activities Board and Bay College Library
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The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Female Artists Collection

February 1 - February 20, 2020
Bay College  - Hartwig Gallery


League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary Celebration and Voter Registration Drive

League of Women Voters 100 year banner

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Bay College Main Campus - Bay College Library and Student Success Center (HUB)

As part of the 2020 Bay College celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, join the LWV of Delta County in recognizing the founding of LWVUS in February 1920. For 100 years, the League of Women Voters has been working to help all Americans register and cast an informed vote. Delta County Clerk, Nancy Przewrocki, and Escanaba City Clerk, Phil DeMay, will be on site to register voters. Additional voter information on the March 10 Presidential Primary will be available, including sample ballots, and Absent Voter Applications. The event is free and open to the public.


The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

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Thursday - February 13, 2020
7:00 PM (ET)
Bay College - Besse Theater
Presented by the Bay Film Series
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A profile of giraffe researcher Anne Dagg who, in 1956, became one of the first people to ever observe and report on animal behavior.

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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache

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Thursday - March 19, 2020
7:00 PM (ET)
Bay College - Besse Theater
Presented by the Bay Film Series
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Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

Narrated by Jodie Foster, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché is a documentary about the first female filmmaker, exploring the heights of fame and financial success she achieved before she was shut out from the very industry she helped create. Guy-Blaché started her career as a secretary to Léon Gaumont and in 1896, at 23, was inspired to make her own film called La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy), one of the first narrative films ever made.

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Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
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Monday, March 23, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CT)
Bay College West – Room 244
Contact: Jan Van Gasse to pre-register by March 18
906-396-2747
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Open to all Bay College students


Famous Women of AAUW: Can You Guess Who?
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:30 PM (ET)
St. Stephens Episcopal Church - Escanaba, MI
Presented by the Escanaba Area Branch of AAUW


Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Main Campus Escanaba  - CB 231
Contact: Molly Campbell to pre-register by March 27
906-217-4067
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Open to all Bay College students

Iron Jawed Angels

Tuesday, April 1, 2020
7:00 PM (ET)
Bay College - Besse Theater
Free and open to the public


How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time - TBA (CT)
Bay College West - TBA
Presented by Dr. DeAnna Beachley, College of Southern Nevada

Dr. DeAnna Beachley is a Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the College of Southern Nevada. Dr. Beachley received her B.A. and M.A. from Youngstown State University and her Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University. She has received awards for her teaching, including the Regent's Award from the Nevada Board of Regents. She has done extensive research on the American women's suffrage movement, with articles appearing in the online magazine, We're History. Also an accomplished poet, Beachley's work has appeared in Red Rock Review, Parks & Points, and in the forthcoming anthology of Nevada poets, Sandstone & Silver. She is currently working on a biography of the Nevada suffragist, Anne H. Martin. Dr. Beachley's new poetry book, On the Line, celebrates the sacrifices and triumphs of the suffragettes who picketed the White House in 1917.


Barriers and Bias – The Status of Women in Leadership

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
12:00 PM - 1 PM (CT)
Bay College West - Fornetti Hall
Presented by Dr. Crystal Hendrick and Dr. Renee Strom

In this presentation biases and language issues often used to describe women in leadership roles will be discussed. We will explore how this works on national and local levels, and what can be done to combat these types of biases and barriers in the future.


How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)
Bay College - Café Bay
Presented by Dr. DeAnna Beachley, College of Southern Nevada

Dr. DeAnna Beachley is a Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the College of Southern Nevada. Dr. Beachley received her B.A. and M.A. from Youngstown State University and her Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University. She has received awards for her teaching, including the Regent's Award from the Nevada Board of Regents. She has done extensive research on the American women's suffrage movement, with articles appearing in the online magazine, We're History. Also an accomplished poet, Beachley's work has appeared in Red Rock Review, Parks & Points, and in the forthcoming anthology of Nevada poets, Sandstone & Silver. She is currently working on a biography of the Nevada suffragist, Anne H. Martin. Dr. Beachley's new poetry book, On the Line, celebrates the sacrifices and triumphs of the suffragettes who picketed the White House in 1917.

Petticoat Patriots Exhibit

Woman suffrage headquarters

Image provided by Delta County League of Women Voters

October 2020
Escanaba - TBA

In coordination with the Escanaba Public Library and the Delta County League of Women Voters, Escanaba will host a traveling exhibit called Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Right to Vote. On loan from the educational center, Michigan Women Forward #HERStory (formerly the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame), the exhibition panels are supplemented with items from the Ella Sharp Museum. The exhibit was created by the center in 2010 in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and is now on display again across the state as we reach the Centennial. The exhibit explores the history of women's suffrage in Michigan and features the stories of more than 20 Michigan women who became leading suffragists.

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