Women's Suffrage Reenactment March to take place Mar. 30

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The IU Black Student Union; IU Commission on Multicultural Understanding; IU Student Association; and the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs invite you to be a part of the Women's Suffrage Reenactment March. The reenactment will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014, beginning at noon. 

The reenactment brings women of the IU campus and community together as one to recognize Women's Awareness Month. It is also hoped that the march will increase voter registration among women in Bloomington and on campus. Organization members participating in the march are encouraged to wear shirts, sweaters, or jackets representing their groups.  Everyone is welcome to join the march!  Free pins and t-shirts will be given out.


Schedule:

11:30am -- All organizations involved will meet and sign in at the check-in table located at the start of the walk outside the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Voter registration will take place at this location. (Free pins will be given to participants.) 

12:10pm -- Emma Campbell introduces the first speaker -- Marsha McGriff, Director of Hudson and Holland Scholars Program -- who will speak about how women were affected in the 19th century by the women's suffrage movement and the purpose of the reenactment.

12:30-12:45pm -- Walk (with banners) from the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center to the Sample Gates.

12:45pm -- Arrive at the Sample Gates. Emma Campbell will introduce the second speaker -- Dr. Brenda R. Weber, Director of Graduate Studies and Gender Studies -- who will discuss the struggles of women in today's society and the need to support one another.

1:00pm -- Participants invited to Briscoe Residential Center where  sack lunches and reenactment t-shirts will be available.

1:30pm -- A slide show of women's history month and soft music at Briscoe Residential Center will give participants opportunity for  networking and faculty/student interaction.

2:45pm -- Wrap up and clean up.


For more information, contact Autumm Gonzalez at agonzal@indiana.edu.