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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote exhibit

GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons is proud to host a National Archives pop-up display titled, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.  The display, located on the LLC’s first floor, details the struggle for women’s suffrage that resulted in the passage of the 19th Amendment.

In addition to that display, check out the book display case full of titles on women’s suffrage, as well as the continuing struggle to retain the right to vote. Most items in the case may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

For more on suffrage, see Women’s Rights and  DocsTeach: Women’s Rights (about primary sources) –  both from the National Archives.

 

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Womens Suffrage Anniversary Year Starts

In honor of the year-long 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Librarian Mike Klawitter curated a library display “Illustrated Women in History.”  Come on in to enjoy it up close, and while you’re here, check out a book on the topic.

 

Illustrated Women in History display

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Are you READY to vote?

Every Vote Counts graphicThe Michigan Secretary of State has posted A Guide to Voter Identification at the Polls that you should check BEFORE you vote.

The ACLU of Michigan provides these tips to avoid problems at the polls.

You may have heard about voter suppression challenges and provisional ballots on social media.  Find out more about provisional ballots from the National Conference of State Legislatures, and you can see the form from the Michigan Secretary of State.

The system only works when you VOTE!

 

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Diversity Lecture Series: Navarro to Speak

  • Book display photoDiversity Lecture Series: Political Outlook
  • Speaker: Ana Navarro
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Fountain Street Church
  • Lectures are free and open to all.  Book signing to follow.

Ana NavarroAna Navarro is a: Republican strategist; political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español; and, a political contributor on ABC’s “The View.” The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful.”

Add this lecture to your calendar!  Before you go, take a look at the book display that librarian Sophia Brewer curated to support this event.  Books on display CAN be checked out!

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Gerrymandering – “Is it a Thing?” (YouTube available)

Proposal 2 on your November ballot is intended to fix what some perceive as gerrymandered election districts in Michigan.  Find out what gerrymandering is, what Voters Not Politicians proposes, and how gerrymandering impacts everyone while viewing the streaming video from a recent on-campus open forum.

Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, grassroots group working to pass Proposal 2 that “will fix Michigan’s broken redistricting process.”  Michigan Public Radio reported on this issue and there’s an interesting TED Talk about it.   Opposing Viewpoints provides background to this issue, too.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines gerrymander as “To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts in a way that gives one party an unfair advantage in elections.”

The Faculty Association hosted this event for students, staff and faculty.  The Association is not making an endorsement for or against the proposal.

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