Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Suffrage Centennial

Sunday, March 22, 2pm-3:30pm
Location: Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301
FREE with Museum Admission

Registration recommended, space is limited.


Women of the Nation Arise! brought together a panel of scholars and experts to advise the development of the exhibition and examine the contributions of Staten Island’s suffragists, present-day issues of political equality, and voter participation. Hear firsthand the conclusions reached by the panel about Staten Island’s role in expanding voting rights – a core principle of American government.

  • Sarah Litvin - Director, Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
  • Dr. Susan Goodier - Lecturer of History at SUNY Oneonta specializing in U.S. Public Policy History, International Gender and Culture, and Black Women’s History
  • Debbie-Ann Paige - Public historian, Senior Policy Analyst with the Council of State Governments, and co-president of the Richard B. Dickenson Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAGHS)
  • Catherine Gray - Co-President of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York.

This program is made possible by a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.