Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tea, True Womanhood and Uppity Women

I received a brochure in the mail today that advertises the local 2006 - 2007 lecture series schedule for the upcoming year. There are so many interesting subjects to learn more about, but one that really caught my eye made me smile. It sounds so interesting! It's called "Tea, True Womanhood and Uppity Women". I'll have to be sure to place it on my calendar. Here's a description of this lecture:

"Watch out for tea parties! That's where many women have started thinking about their lives, their on freedom, and other radical notions. Women launched the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York over tea. And, according to legend, it was at a tea party where women's suffrage began in Wyoming, the first state or territory to allow women to vote. Through stories, journals, songs, and readings, author Susan Butruille explores the dynamics designed to keep women in their places, and tells about some women of the Old West who defied convention and turned toward freedom. Hear tales of women, both uppity and refined, who explored a wider world for themselves and for their sisters. Learn, enjoy, listen, and you may recognize echoes of your own life and times. Tea, anyone?"

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