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Author Event | Professor Melissa Klapper: Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940 on AADL.TV


Tuesday May 26, 2020: 7:00pm to 8:30pm




Melissa Klapper, historian and professor speaks about her award winning book, Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism. The book explores Jewish women's activism in the first wave of feminism, long before the names Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug and Gloria Steinem became familiar to so many. 

While the history of Jewish women in the later labor movement is often written about, their involvement in the suffrage and other early social movements is not well known. Klapper believes that Jewish women’s activism comes from within Judaism’s ideas about the importance of community, social justice and making the world a better place. 

Professor Klapper is an engaging speaker whose knowledge and insights will be a welcome and valuable addition to the Suffrage Centennial discussions. 

in partnership with the  (JCS) Jewish Cultural Society as part of the League of Women's Voter's Suffrage Centennial programming.