Spring Keynote

Dr. Carol Anderson headshot.

Dr. Carol Anderson, "One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy"

April 8, 2021
ASL interpretation and real-time captioning provided

Panel Discussion to follow - “Legacies of the 19th Amendment: The Struggle Still Continues”

  • Erika Duthiers, Esq, Assistant Vice President for Compliance & Ethics and Deputy General Counsel in the Office of Legal Affairs, Moderator
  • Deborah Hughes -  President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum
  • Kate Bennett - National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Samra Brouk - New York State Senator, 55th District
  • Sarah Clark, New York State Assemblywoman, AD 136

Dr. Anderson is professor of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed White Rage, published by Bloomsbury (2016).

Learn more about Dr. Anderson
Listen to a conversation with Carol Anderson on Intersections: The RIT Podcast

Fall Keynote

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Martha Jones, "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won The Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All"

September 23, 2020
ASL interpretation and real-time captioning provided

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Professor Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy.

Learn more about Martha
Listen to a conversation with Martha Jones on Intersections: The RIT Podcast

Fall Events

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Suffragist City Parade

Sept. 20, 6:00 pm, virtual

“A Social Justice March Celebrating Hope, Courage, & Change!”, Sunday Sept. 20, at 6 PM EDT, virtually at The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House website or on the Rochester First website, where the event is simulcast (and recorded to be viewed later) by WROC TV Channel 8.

Celebrate with the Moving Forward Committee the progress we have made for gender equity and human rights and get energized to continue the work. For additional information, contact Dr. Kijana Crawford,

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WGS Speaker on Gender Gap in Local Governance

Oct. 5, 2:30-3:30 pm via Zoom

Dr. Nathan R. Lee, RIT Department of Public Policy, will speak on “Gender Gap in Local Communities: A New Data Initiative in Local Governance” as part of the Fall 2020 Women’s and Gender Studies Speaker Series. For additional information, contact Dr. Silvia Benso,

Election cartoon by John Scott Clubb.

Analyze This! Live Textual Analysis of Editorial Cartoons on Woman Voters and the 19th Amendment

Oct. 29, 2020 from 12-1pm

RIT faculty member and director of the Journalism Program Hinda Mandell will lead attendees through how to analyze the sometimes-difficult-to-decode editorial cartoons, specifically relating to women voters and the 19th Amendment of John Scott Clubb. This program is in conjunction with the RIT Archives digital exhibit, Epidemics, Economics, and Elections: The Editorial Cartoons of John Scott Clubb and Elmer Messner. To attend this event, please register on the RIT Libraries website. Read more about the Epidemics, Economics, and Elections exhibition.

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Discussion of the film Iron Jawed Angels

Oct. 30, from 10:10-11 am via Zoom.

Anyone interested in joining the conversation should contact Tamar Carroll at The film is available streaming through the RIT Library website.

Illustrations of women's heads of all colors.

The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed The World

Nov 12, 12:30-1:45 pm via Zoom:

Curator Kathryn Murano Santos of the Rochester Museum and Science Center will be speaking on the Changemakers exhibition, along with RIT alumnae that contributed to the exhibition. For more information, contact Rebecca DeRoo at

ROAR the Vote

ROAR the Vote is a nonpartisan campus initiative created to provide RIT students with the resources necessary to register and vote in local, state, and national elections. The Initiative is housed in the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement and supported by a committed team of students, faculty, and staff from across the University including our Monroe County Election Fellows and Inspectors.

Below are a list of the first round of dates:

Voter Registration Tabling
Thursday, 9/3, 9-12pm
CPC Breezeway

Voter Registration Tabling
Tuesday, 9/8, 11-1pm
CPC Breezeway

Voter Registration Tabling
Tuesday, 9/15, 11-1pm
CPC Breezeway

National Voter Registration Day Tabling
Tuesday, 9/22, 11-3pm
CPC Breezeway

Presidential Debate Viewing Party
Tuesday, 9/29, 8-11pm
Outdoor Stage*

Voter Registration Tabling
Tuesday, 10/6, 11-1pm
CPC Breezeway

Presidential Debate Viewing Party
Thursday, 10/15, 8-11pm
Outdoor Stage*

Presidential Debate Viewing Party
Thursday, 10/22, 8-11pm
Outdoor Stage*

*Weather permitting. Rain location is TBD.