In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, the Springfield Free Public Library and the New Providence, Berkeley Height and Summit chapter of the League of Women Voters will offer a virtual program, "Songs of the Suffragists" via Zoom at 7:00 PM.
Focusing on the cultural battle for hearts and minds, Laura Engelhardt and Susan Ferris, co-directors of the Songs of the Suffragists Project, will present their short documentary, followed by discussion and an opportunity for Q&A.
Attendance is free and open to all members of the general public. Access to the presentation can be gained on the evening of the program by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86476654726?pwd=S0lBTXlEUHlZam1qNGEvK3htZGFLUT09
Sound-only access to the program can be gained by dialing 1 646 876 9923 and then enter Meeting ID 864 7665 4726 and Passcode 028598 when prompted.
Susan Ferris is the Past-President of the League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit and continues to moderate candidate forums throughout the state of New Jersey. Her interest in the rights of Women and Women's History is traced to her education in Quaker schools and her upbringing as a Quaker, a group well-known for their beliefs in the equality of all people. She is retired from 31 years as a Technology Educator in both public and private schools and currently owns a graphic design business where her energy is used to develop children's parties and wall décor.
Laura Engelhardt is the co-author of the Songs of the Suffragists and a graduate of Stanford Law School and Hamilton College. In 2017, she founded Neutrality Now, LLC, a provider of mediation and arbitration services. She is the author of two novels and an active supporter of voting rights. During election season, Laura moderates local debates for the League of Women Voters and provides information to voters through Election Protection's voter hotline.