This event is a celebration of the 100th anniversary since the passing of the 19th Amendment which is when women started having the right to vote. You will learn about some of the historical women and events that have fueled the progress of women's rights over the last 100 years. We will also shed light on the progress yet to be made and empower you to take action.
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (MST)
Location: Virtually Via Zoom (Zoom links will be sent to attendees the day before the event)
1:00 PM Welcome Andrea Bakeberg, Celebrating Women's Work Committee Co-Chair Dr. Laurie S. Nichols, President, Black Hills State University Dr. Jim Rankin, President, South Dakota Mines
1:10 PM History of South Dakota Women's Suffrage Kelly Kirk, Instructor of History/Director of Honors Program, Black Hills State University
1:30 PM Mary Frances Berry's How-to Handbook for Achieving Political Change Dr. Mary Frances Berry
Drawing from her latest book, History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times, Mary Frances Berry shares the winning tactics of successful movements that ended the Vietnam War, jump started government response to the AIDS epidemic, championed the Americans with Disabilities Act and advanced civil, women’s and LGBTQ rights—all of which she was a part of. Speaking as both a renowned historian and courageous activist that locked arms at sit-ins and served time in jail, Dr. Berry chronicles more than 50 years of progressive victories and the winning tactics behind them. Believing that “people shouldn’t think that they can’t succeed now,” she reveals what works, what doesn’t—and what we all must do to achieve change in our communities, country and world.
2:15 PM BREAK
2:30 PM Breakout Sessions(Choose one; we will have a separate Zoom link for each breakout session)
Indigenous Suffrage, Intersectionality, and Barriers Faced by Indigenous Women Voters Dr. Ann Tweedy, Assoc. Professor of Law, University of South Dakota
This session will explore the history of indigenous suffrage in the U.S. and some of the current challenges. It will highlight the stories of Native female voters and examine some of the barriers that they face to voting.
American Women Artists in the Mid-Century Modern Desy Schoenewies, Assoc. Professor of Art, Black Hills State University
As the art world pivoted towards the U.S. during the mid-20th century, American women artists were among the leading feminist voices for global social change. This presentation will be a brief introduction of a few American women artists working in the 1940s through the 1960s whose powerful ideas sill resonate today.
3:15 PM BREAK
3:30 PM Breakout Sessions(Choose one; we will have a separate Zoom link for each breakout session)
Leadership without Authority Deb Wolf, Director of Educational Outreach, Sanford Underground Research Facility / Black Hills State University
Leadership is a choice you make rather than a position you hold. Leadership is about influencing decision-making rather than about control. Leadership can be bottom-up in nature rather than top-down. Although it is possible to lead BECAUSE you have been given authority, leading doesn't require authority. Aspiring leaders should focus more on opportunities to influence decision-making rather than on the lack of control they might feel. In this session, we will explore the characteristics of leading without authority, how to identify opportunities to lead, and practicing the skills needed to do so.
Own Your Seat at the Table Meg Manke, COO & Dr. Rachel MK Headley, CEO of Rose Group Intl.
A discussion of overcoming imposter syndrome when you are one of the women at the table. How to be heard and overcome the "good old boys" club mentality.
4:15 PM BREAK
4:30 PM Achieving Diversity & Opportunity in the 21st Century: Now is the Time Dr. Mary Frances Berry
One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified after a century of struggle. Women's suffrage did not however end gender discrimination or the fight for fairness and equality for all Americans. To achieve Diversity and Opportunity in our time demands that each of us make a dent in the wall of injustice.