Virtual Summer Conversational Series Adult & Teacher Education


"The Divining Power of Women:

Louisa May Alcott and the Fight for Woman Suffrage"

Sunday - Thursday, 11 - 15 July 2021

Register now, or later -- you'll still get all of the same incredible information!  We've had such a tremendous response to the Series so far that we're re-opening registration for anyone who would like to join us for upcoming sessions, and beyond.  Even if you register next week or over the next few months, you'll be sent a link to all of the session recordings to watch at your leisure.  You'll also be supporting our unique educational programming as we work toward our eventual return to an in-person Series next year!


Although it was more than 30 years after Louisa May Alcott’s death that women finally won the right to vote in a national election, Alcott was the first woman to register to vote in the town of Concord, and the first to cast a vote in the town’s special election for School Committee.

Her attempts to rally the women of Concord to petition the town to grant a “municipal vote” for women were documented in a series of articles she wrote for Lucy Stone’s Woman’s Journal as well as The Concord Freeman.  Alcott was frustrated with Concord, however -- “a town which ought to lead if it really possesses all the intelligence claimed for it” -- and with the majority of its women, to whom she felt “cake and servants are more interesting.” 

To celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the national vote for American women, this year’s Summer Conversational Series adult and teacher education will explore the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the journey toward securing woman suffrage both here and abroad.

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Daily Schedule of Presentations                   Presenter Biographies                  Printable Registration




Please note:

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all sessions of this year's event will be held virtually via Zoom

  • All participants must register and pay in full in advance in order to receive a Zoom link(s)

  • If you have paid for a session but cannot attend, you will receive a link to view a recording of the session at a later date

  • Members of "Friends of the Alcotts" receive a discount on the Series and all our programs  (Join/Renew on-line)


Registration

COSTS

Entire Series:     Non-Member - $225     Member - $200     Student - $115

Sunday Opening Session only:     Non-Member - $30     Member - $25     Student - $20

Per Diem Weekday Sessions:     Non-Member - $55     Member - $50     Student - $30

Registrants who may miss a session will be given a link to a recording of the session to view at a later time

Details

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  • For your convenience, multiple registrations may be made with one form submission
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ENTIRE SERIES: July 11th - 15th

Includes Sunday Opening Session + All Weekday Sessions

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SUNDAY Opening Session: July 11th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET

Held in conjunction with The Thoreau Society Annual Gathering's Closing Session

~ Panelists: Phyllis Blum Cole, Maria Madison, Megan Marshall ~

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MONDAY, 12 JULY Session: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET

Barbara Berenson, Kristi Martin, Todd Richardson

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TUESDAY, 13 JULY Session: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET

Diane Duray, Lorraine Tosiello, Marianne Monson

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WEDNESDAY, 14 JULY Session, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET

Melissa Cybulski, Susan Gottshall, Michael Barnett

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THURSDAY, 15 July Session: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET

Kristina West, Adriana Lanzi, Cathlin Davis

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