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October 13, 2020 – Dr. Mona Lesley Siegel, CSU Sacramento history professor, author, and historian, will be the guest speaker on the Saturday, October 17th American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch General ZOOM Meeting. Dr. Seigel will be discussing the remarkable international career of suffragist and civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell. From picketing the White House to meeting with global diplomats in Paris, Terrell was at the forefront of the battle for women’s rights and racial justice in the late 19th and early 20th century. One of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, Terrell was also a member of AAUW. Considering that 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment (Women’s Right to Vote) and the critical role women will play in the upcoming election, this is a timely and incredibly important topic.
Dr. Siegel received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her primary focus is on international feminism, peace, and democracy in Europe and around the world. She is the author of Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War. The meeting will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, October 17th, with attendees asked to log in to ZOOM between 9:30-9:55 AM. For information on attending the ZOOM meeting: https://nevadacounty-ca.aauw.net/
AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. For individuals interested in participating in branch interest groups and other activities, but who have not had the opportunity to complete a degree, the Nevada County Branch offers “Friends of AAUW” membership. For more than 75 years, the AAUW Nevada County Branch has been striving to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. For more information: https://nevadacounty-ca.aauw.net/ or call 530-470-9395.