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Two Western Feminists In Africa And Asia, 1911-12: Centennial Of A Journey

Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:30p to 2:00p
Brandeis University Waltham, MA

One hundred years ago Dutch physician and suffrage leader Aletta Jacobs and United States suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt traveled in Africa and Asia, looking into the condition of women and encouraging them to organize on their own behalf. The two realized that the struggle for women's empowerment could not be limited to white, Western women but needed to be worldwide. The 'travel letters' Jacobs wrote regularly for a Dutch newspaper provide a window into their bold venture as well as a perspective… Show more

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Brandeis University
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Waltham, MA 02454
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