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History Pub

“Women in Oregon Politics: From Suffrage to the ERA”

  • 7 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

Join us for a monthly discussion on some facet of local or regional history -- have a pint or two while you're with us!

Join us for this discussion entitled “Women in Oregon Politics: From Suffrage to the ERA," with guest speakers Kimberly Jensen, Gretchen Kafoury and Melody Rose. Enjoy a beer, glass of wine or more as you listen to their presentation.

From the speakers:

From the 40-year struggle to gain the right to vote to the campaign for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, Oregon's political and civic landscape
has been shaped by women. On October 7, historian Kimberly Jensen, political scientist Melody Rose and activist and former Oregon legislator and both county and city commissioner Gretchen Kafoury will tell the stories of the political challenges Oregon women faced and the victories they won at a special edition of History Pub.

Kimberly Jensen received her Ph.D. in Women's and U.S. History from the University of Iowa and is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008) and coeditor, with Erika Kuhlman, of Women and Transnational Activism in Historical Perspective (Dordrecht: Republic of Letters, 2010). Her current research and writing focuses on Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy (1869-1967), an Oregon public health and suffrage activist, organizer and first president of the Medical Women's International Association, pioneer in transnational medical relief, and historian of women in medicine.

Gretchen Kafoury:
Peace Corps Volunteer - Iran in the 1960s Advocate and activist for women's rights in the early 1970s
Elected Official from 1977 to 1998 (Oregon Legislature, Multnomah County Commission and Portland City Council.)
Professor PSU 1999 to 2008
Currently social justice activist and volunteer board member for the Housing Authority of Portland

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