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Jen Deaderick presents She The People

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Main Library
449 Broadway
Community Room

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SHE THE PEOPLE: A Graphic History of Uprisings, Breakdowns, Setbacks, Revolts, and Enduring Hope on the Unfinished Road to Women's Equality, is an illustrated history of women’s citizenship in the US from 1776 to now. Journalist, historian, and activist, Jen Deaderick takes on the campaign for change by offering a cheekily illustrated, sometimes sarcastic, and all-too-true account of women's evolving rights and citizenship. She takes readers on a walk down the ERA's rocky road to become part of our Constitution by highlighting changes in the legal status of women alongside the significant cultural and social influences of the time. Women's history is revealed as an integral part of U.S. history, and not a tangential sideline.


Jen Deaderick has written about gender and citizenship for the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Experience, and Dame. She is also a regular contributor on WGBH’s news show, Greater Boston. Since 2008, she has run the largest Equal Rights Amendment page on Facebook.


This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge Women's Commission as part of our Women's History Month programming.