Lecture Description

This lecture explores Pan-American feminism, a movement that united activists from the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean over the first half of the twentieth century. This movement helped achieve women’s suffrage, as well as women’s civil, social, and economic rights, throughout the Americas. It also pioneered international standards in women’s rights that laid the direct groundwork for international human rights in the 1930s and 40s. The talk explores some of the key figures who drove Pan-American feminism from Brazil, Cuba, Panama, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, and the United States. It explains how Latin American feminists’ work against U.S. imperialism profoundly shaped the movement and helped lead to its most significant accomplishments.

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Transnational and Comparative Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

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