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Melissa Klapper, 4/26/12 – Brown Bag – Ballots, Babies, and Ballots of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Pre-WWII Activism

Melissa Klapper of Rowan University will be on campus Thursday, April 26, in connection with the Telling Family Stories: Jews, Genealogy, and History Initiative” of the MSU Jewish Studies Program this year.

She will do a brown bag talk on “Ballots, Babies, and Ballots of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Pre-WWII Activism,” at the noon hour, which will explore the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to World War II. No history of American suffrage, birth control, or the peace movement is complete without analyzing the impact of Jewish women’s presence in these early feminist movements. FLYER

This will be at 12:00 pm in 340 Morrill Hall (History Department), Thursday, April 26.  Free and open to the public.

It is connected with the Center for Gender in Global Context Colloquium Series.

Melissa Klapper will also offer a public lecture Thursday evening in the MSU Library, 4th Floor Conference Room, W449, on “Small Strangers: Immigrant Children in America 1880-1925.” This is an MSU Library Colloquium Series Event (series flyer).  Professor Klapper is the author of Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in America.