Join us as we attend the opening reception of the new exhibit, “Sisters for Suffrage: How Utah Women Won the Vote”!
A program featuring Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium, followed by light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.
We’re looking forward to the 2019 UCTE Fall Conference, to be held on Friday, November 8 at the Jordan Commons Megaplex Conference Center in Sandy. They will have a full slate of teacher-led breakout sessions throughout the day.
The cost of this year’s conference is $75 per individual. The UCTE is offering a promotion where six teachers can register together for the price of five, so find some friends or colleagues to come with you. Registration is now open! While you’re there, visit the Better Days 2020 booth!
A History of the Visual Arts in Utah
Presentation by Rebekah Clark
The symposium, “Women’s Suffrage on the Northern Plains,” takes place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8, at the UW Art Museum, UW American Heritage Center and the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. The public is invited, and there is no fee for admission.
Susan Stamberg, a nationally renowned journalist for National Public Radio who’s the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program, will give the concluding keynote address at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Gateway Center. The talk, “Inspiring Women,” will be followed by a reception at the Gateway Center. Stamberg is a member of both the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the Radio Hall of Fame.
Join the BYU Global Women's Studies Program at the 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). The conference will host local experts in current political participation of Utah women: Professor Jessica Preece (BYU Poli Sci) and Nicole Carter of the non-partisan 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!
Join HerFlag artist, Marilyn Artus, as she sews a Utah stripe (designed by Jann Haworth) onto her women's flag, one stripe for each state that ratified the 19th Amendment. Visit with Better Days 2020 and watch a performance celebrating Seraph Young's birthday, Utah's first female voter.
Come join us for the annual Utah Council for the Social Studies Conference. The Keynote speaker is Dave Carey, a Navy Captain and POW during the Vietnam War.
There are other great sessions as well on ancient China, Russian gulags, the Holocaust, Progressive Era in Utah, economic ideologies, social media in the classroom, and more!
Authors Naomi Watkins and Katherine Kitterman, along with illustrator Brooke Smart will present and sign their new children's nonfiction book, Champions of Change.
Better Days 2020 partners with Clubhouse, the home of the Ladies’ Literary Club (founded 1877). Clubhouse is competing nationally for a historic preservation grant! With this funding an ADA wheelchair ramp and restroom will be added to the historic venue, making it truly accessible to all for the first time in history. We need your help! Vote for Clubhouse daily from now until Oct 29th at VoteYourMainStreet.org/SLC
Next Wednesday October 2nd at 1:30pm, the Women Lawyers of Utah will be dedicating the conference room in the Attorney General's office as the Cora Snow Carleton Conference Room, in honor of one of the first female lawyers in Utah. Better Days 2020 is pleased to participate in this event.
Celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage, this concert commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed American women the right to vote. This inspirational evening of music honors the courage and sacrifice of the remarkable women who campaigned for this much-deserved right. Highlighting the music of female composers, the program will feature the women of the American Festival Chorus & Orchestra along with the women of the USU Choral Program.
Join artist Matilyn Mortensen for a look at the 25 women who make up 24 percent of the Utah State Legislature.
Thursday September 26th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Millcreek Public Library, 2266 East Evergreen Avenue, Millcreek, UT
Brief program at 7:00pm with Holly Richardson and Representative Sandra Hollins
One hundred years ago, on October 3, 1919, Utah approved - or ratified - the 19th Amendment as part of the U.S. Constitution. Utah women had been the first American women to vote under equal suffrage laws fifty years earlier, and they worked hard for the national amendment. The 19th Amendment extended women's voting rights throughout the United States, even though many women of color had to continue to struggle for those rights. Come celebrate Utah's trailblazing women with us!