Thu, Aug 25|
Suffrage from a Southwest view: Nina Otero-Warren & the Fight for Women's Rights in New Mexico
Learn about a Mexican American woman's efforts to give women the right to vote
Time & Location
Aug 25, 2022, 6:00 PM CDT
About the event
Have you ever heard of Nina Otero-Warren?
On the eve of Women's Equality Day, join us for a presentation from Dr. Cathleen Cahill, author of Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement, to learn about the life and work of Nina Otero-Warren, woman's suffragist, educator, and politician from New Mexico.
Cathleen D. Cahill is currently a professor at Penn State University who previously taught at the University of New Mexico for fourteen years. She is a social historian who explores the everyday experiences of ordinary people, primarily women. She focuses on women's working and political lives, asking how identities such as race, nationality, class, and age have shaped them. She is also interested in the connections generated by women's movements for work, play, and politics, as well as how mapping those movements reveal women, especially women of color, in surprising and unexpected places. She is the author of Federal Fathers & Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933 (UNC Press, 2013) and Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement (UNC Press, 2020). Cahill serves as the Steering Committee Chair for the Coalition for Western Women's History.
Views and ideas shared by our presenters do not necessarily reflect those of the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute and its staff.