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History Bites: Women’s Rights are Human Rights

March 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


In honor of Women’s History Month, join Elizabeth Hohl, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Practice in History at Fairfield University and co-curator of the special exhibition Women’s Rights are Human Rights, for a discussion of posters created worldwide that celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes.

This event is co-sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

Please note: This event is an off-campus, in-person only event and will take place in the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Snacks and refreshments provided.


About the presenter:

Currently, Liz is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of History; she teaches in the programs of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Peace and Justice Studies and Black Studies. She received an MLK Vision Award (in 2000) and the first Adjunct Teacher of the Year Award (in 2005). She began her journey in Women’s History while working towards a B.A. from Stonehill College and completed her M.A. in Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College. She earned a Ph.D. in History and Women’s Studies at Union Institute and University. She continues to research African American women activists during the Jim Crow-Progressive Era and is writing an introduction to a collection of articles on Connecticut women activists as well as a manuscript that will feature Victoria Earle Matthews.

About the exhibition:

This exhibition features posters created by both men and women worldwide to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing reproductive and sexual rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and promoting women’s empowerment, education, and participation in society. The posters argue for the empowerment of women, the achievement of equality between women and men, and the elimination of discrimination against women and girls.

Organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor Emerita, Graphic Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. Co-curated by Fairfield University faculty Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, PhD, Elizabeth Hohl, PhD, Johanna Garvey, PhD, and Anna Lawrence, PhD in collaboration with museum staff.

This exhibition is on view in the Walsh Gallery (inside the Quick Center for the Arts) January 20-April 6, 2023.


Image: Anita Kunz, Treat Women as Equals, 2001, © Anita Kunz


March 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Fairfield University Art Museum
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Fairfield Museum and History Center
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Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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