Dolors Davison

Professor and Chair, Departments of History and Women’s Studies, Foothill College

State Policy to Implement Common Core Standards in Education: It Changes Almost Everything



In June 1919, the United States Congress passed the legislation that eventually became the 19th Amendment, granting the right to vote to women.  What is less known, however, is how difficult it was for the United States to pass this legislation, and how many other states were allowing women to play an active role in the political arena years prior to the United States.

Davison’s talk will center on the domestic and international precedents that aided in granting women the vote, and the changes that this led to around the world.