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Girl Talk: An Inter-Generational Conversation

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free

Women’s History Month at the University of Maine will kick off with a conversation recognizing 2019 as the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment that granted some — but of course, and significantly, not all —women the right to vote.

Women from Generation Z, Generation Y, Generation X and the baby-boom generation will reflect on what women’s suffrage means to them, and discuss women and voting.

Judicaelle Irakoze, founder of the Portland, Maine-based organization Choose Yourself and the Girl Talk platform, will facilitate the conversation. Panelists will include Olivia Baldacci, activist and campaign volunteer; Maulian Dana, Penobscot Indian Nation tribal ambassador; Dana Carver-Bialer, coordinator of leadership development at UMaine; Bev Uhlenhake, mayor of Brewer; Mary Cathcart, former state legislator and founder of Maine NEW Leadership; and others.

The panel discussion and ensuing reception are free and open to the public.

Event cosponsors are the UMaine Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program; the UMaine Office of Leadership Development; Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership; and Choose Yourself.

A Facebook page has been created for more information.


March 1
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Bangor Room, Memorial Union
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States


Amy Blackstone