Why Women Organize

Jun 10, 2019

Four-Day Educator Institute
June 10-13, 2019
LBJ Presidential Library


$50 per person  |  Stipend + housing provided
Breakfast + lunch daily  |  CPE credit opportunity


Women have taken active roles in movements throughout history but are often left out of the traditional narrative. During this four-day educator institute, leading experts in the field will explore women's activism and involvement in various movements throughout modern United States history. It is our hope that educators, through the institute's lectures and conversations, will be able to share a more inclusive story of women's roles in movements in their classrooms.

And, the timing is fitting! The 99th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, is this August.

Participants include:

  • Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, Associate Professor of American Studies and Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (more)
  • Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, political scientist and the Director of Civic Engagement and a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin (more)
  • Dr. Danielle McGuire, Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and associate professor, Wayne State University (more)
  • Dr. Sarah Deutsch, Professor of History, Duke University (more)
  • Dr. Amanda Vickery, Assistant Professor of Teacher Preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University (more
  • Dr. Holly McCammon, Professor of Sociology, Law, and Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University (more
  • Jan Miller, director of the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education
  • Christopher Zarr, Education Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration

A full schedule will be released soon.

How to Attend

The workshop has a maximum capacity of 40. Please fill out your online application by Friday, March 22. Application requirements include a statement, resume, and a letter of support from your supervisor. All participants will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2019. Once accepted, there will be a $50 fee to reserve your spot.

Each attendee will receive a $250 stipend. If housing is needed, it can be provided at no charge on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information or questions, please contact [email protected].

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]


Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
[email protected]


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