Professor McConnaughy’s research interests are in identity politics, focusing primarily on the roles race and gender play in American politics, and in the development of political institutions.
She is author of a book on the partisan and coalitional politics of women’s voting rights, entitled *The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment* (Cambridge, 2013).
- Danielle Atkinson, founding director of Mothering Justice
- Stephanie Chang, member of the State House of Representatives and co-founder and past president of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote-Michigan
- Dessa Cosma, Executive Director of Detroit Disability Power
- Sharon Dolente, voting rights strategist at Michigan’s ACLU
- Michael Steinberg (moderator), Professor from Practice, UM Law School, former legal director, Michigan ACLU
“Let Woman Choose Her Sphere” is a live musical concert by the UM Concert Band to celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment and the historical continuing fight for equal rights for women. The title pays tribute to the work of women to gain voting rights in the United States. The repertoire comprises works by women composers Joan Tower, Jennifer Higdon, Natalie Williams, Pamela Reuter-Feenstra, Roshanne Etezady, and Valerie Coleman. These pieces work together to reflect not only on the suffrage movement, but the overall ongoing movement of women to gain equal rights with men. The concert will close with a world premiere of the piece by Valerie Coleman commissioned specifically for this event. Additionally, the concert will feature vocalists singing prominent suffrage songs and actors reciting important speeches by women who have fought for and spoken out on women’s rights over the last two centuries. Visual elements will include pictures of women’s rights advocates in particular to support the texts spoken by actors. Key words, dates, and phrases will also be emphasized to provide context and support to specific phrases spoken or sung. Pre-concert events will comprise a carillon concert, the Liberty Awakes exhibit that showcases the work of women in Washtenaw County during the Suffrage movement, and a pre-concert lecture with the conductor and Valerie Coleman.
Carillon Concert: 6:30-7:00pm at the Burton Memorial Tower (beside Hill Auditorium).
Liberty Awakes exhibit opens at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Lobby (Hill Auditorium)
Pre-concert lecture: 7:15-7:45pm in the Lower Lobby (Hill Auditorium).
Concert: 8:00pm in Hill Auditorium.
Anita Earls is an African-American civil rights attorney, educator and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Justice Earls founded the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ).
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