A NATIONAL RESEARCH, ART AND STORYTELLING PROJECT CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT
High school teachers nationwide are invited to join Women Leading the Way, a national research, art and storytelling project celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage. The deadline for registration is March 8, 2018.
Based on a painting Women Leading the Way: Suffragists & Suffragettes by Mireille Miller, the Project challenges students to explore the fundamental human right to vote by connecting their family history to the Suffrage Movement — and by reflecting on their experience both personally and within the larger context of our democracy. It provides a unique opportunity to engage students in the issues of their own time in a safe environment through open discussions, thoughtful reflections and critical thinking.
This Project is free to join, open to all high schools in the U.S. and its territories, and will run through the 2018-2019 school year. Each student will write three short essays and create two portraits that will be featured on a poster designed by their school. The project will culminate in an online exhibition of all entries — and 100 entries will be selected to appear in a National Poster Exhibition to be held in New York City in 2020.