At this historic and unprecedented time, this online panel discussion aims to showcase the rich legacy of civic engagement of women, especially women of color and young adults. Headlined by Dr. Premilla Nadasen, Professor of History at Barnard College and OAH Distinguished Lecturer, and featuring local civically engaged female panelists, the discussion will highlight the ways that women of color have historically organized to address inequity for women, and how they continue to address issues of class, race, and other oppressions. Be inspired to exercise your rights to be an informed and engaged community member, citizen, and voter.
Women of Color Lighting the Way to Equality in New Bedford and Beyond is presented by the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts. Support for this event comes from “The Vote: A Statewide Conversation on Voting Rights,” which is a special initiative of Mass Humanities that includes organizations around the state and is made possible by Mass Cultural Council.