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, we will explore women's activism and involvement in various movements throughout modern United States history. 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. 

What to Expect

Educators will hear lectures and have conversations with leading experts in the field. Topics to be covered include litigation around social movements with Vanderbilt University Professor Dr. Holly J. McCammon, and feminist social movements, the 1950s to present, with a focus on the response to white feminism by women of color with University of Texas at Austin Professor Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández.

It is our hope that educators will be able to share a more inclusive story of women's roles in movements in their classrooms.

More speakers and institute details to be released soon.

How to Attend

The workshop has a maximum capacity of 40. Please fill out your online application by Friday, March 15. 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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Contact Us

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]
(512) 721-0198


Please be aware that LBJ Presidential Library events may be filmed and/or photographed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the LBJ Library to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the Library, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.