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Suffrage Series Tackles Reproductive Autonomy, Medical History


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Woman Right, wrongs, privileges 1869To mark the centennial of suffrages in New York State the New York Academy of Medicine Library in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York is presenting a free, three-part talk series that examines key battles over women’s ability to control their bodies, health choices, and fertility. The series is supported by a grant from Humanities New York.

“Who Controls Women’s Health?: A Century of Struggle” will examine the struggles over women’s reproductive rights and health as one facet in larger fights for social reform by and for women. The series provides a humanistic lens on the Academy’s historical and current work around the social determinants of health, disparities in health access and provision, and prevention. Continue reading

Woodstock Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial


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woodstock women voting 1918Gathering Woodstock Women: A Celebration of the New York State Women’s Suffrage Centennial, the first major exhibit recognizing many remarkable women from Woodstock’s past, opens at the Historical Society of Woodstock’s Eames House Museum on Friday, June 16 with a reception from 7 to 9 pm.

On Saturday, June 17 at noon, at the Eames House, Town historian Richard Heppner and Janine Fallon-Mower, co-authors of Legendary Locals of Woodstock, will speak on The Varying Roles of Women Throughout Woodstock History. The Museum is located at 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. Admission is free.

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