Below is a list of opportunities (volunteer and otherwise), activities or events, and general information resources which may be of interest to our YUWO membership but which are NOT sponsored or otherwise endorsed by YUWO. This information is provided for the convenience of our members. YUWO is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on any external websites to which this website links.
90th of the 19th - Remembering the Struggle for Woman Suffrage - 90th Anniversary of Passage of the 19th Amendment Giving Women the Right to Vote. A series of public events Sept. 11, Sept. 15, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 celebrating passage of the 19th Amendement, sponsored by the New Haven Museum. For information, call (203) 562-4183.
Ninety years ago, in August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving all American women the right to vote, became the law of the land. Today, many younger women have lost sight of the momentous effect of this event and the heroic struggle that was waged over many years to assure this essential right.
The New Haven Museum, in cooperation with the New Haven League of Women Voters, presents an exhibit and programs in September and October that will recall the struggle and give it new meaning for New Haven women today.
Women of all ages are welcome. We particularly urge younger women to come and learn how their foremothers overcame great obstacles to shape the world we live in.
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2 PM: Judith Schiff: New Havenís Woman Suffrage Heritage; Illustrated talk followed by dialogue with current and former League members.
Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 PM and again at 5:30 PM: Iron Jawed Angels; a classic film, starring Hillary Swank as Alice Paul, Connecticut womenís rights pioneer.
Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 PM: Susan B. Anthony - the Invincible, a dramatization by Sally Matson.
Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2 PM: Women in Politics Today. Anna Greenberg, Senior Vice President of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Washington DC. Ms. Greenberg is one of the nationís leading authorities on womenís voting patterns.
All 90th of the 19th events are open to the public free of charge and will be followed by discussion and refreshments. Younger women especially invited.
"Open Yale Courses" - Eight new courses in history, economics, literature and biomedical engineering taught by leading faculty have been added to “Open Yale Courses,” the University’s free online education initiative. Anyone may download the video or audio files of Open Yale Courses or watch and listen to them streamed on the web at their convenience. There is no registration required and the courses are not for credit. Open Yale Courses may be accessed at open.yale.edu/courses
New Haven Reads - Volunteers work as reading tutors and assist with collection and distrution of new and "gently used" books to groups and individuals in the Greater New Haven area. They will provide training, and oe of their administrators is always on site and available to answer questions or help. For more information, contact them at 203-752-1923 or www.newhavenreads.org.
Yale Cognition Project - The Yale Cognition Project is an ongoing study conducted by the Yale Psychology Department which looks at the process of aging via a number of different studies. They are looking for additional subjects. There is a small stipend.
Those who are interested can call Julie Higgins, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, at 230-432-9266 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yale Health Online - The Yale University Health Services has launched its new Yale Health Online, where Health Service members can now print and view immunization records, print and view active medication lists, request a referral, or update your clinical care team on an allergy. Check out the new features at https://www.yalehealthonline.yale.edu