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The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote.

Join the BYU Global Women's Studies Program at our Annual Fall Conference on November 7-8, 2019 and hear from esteemed researchers, authors, and lecturers such as Bettye Collier-Thomas (History, Temple University), Lynne Ford (College of Charleston), and Lori Schuyler (University of Virginia). We are excited to host local experts in current political participation of Utah women: Professor Jessica Preece (BYU Poli Sci) and Nicole Carpenter (Women's Leadership Institute). Historians Katherine Kitterman and Naomi Watkins from Better Days 2020 will talk about the right to vote that Utah women had 50 years before the rest of the nation! The documentary Let the Women Vote! will be introduced by one of its researchers/writers, Marie Cornwall, Professor Emerita of Sociology (BYU).

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  • Please stay tuned for detailed bios & any schedule updates/changes!
  • Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
  • There is no cost or registration required to attend the conference.
  • If you have any questions, please email