19+ Events

All on campus events between March 9 and the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year have been postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to learn more about holding these events at a different time when classes on campus resume in August.

19+ highlights a series of talks, lectures, exhibits, performances and voter registration efforts involving faculty and students and featuring national speakers.  All events take place at the College of Saint Benedict unless otherwise indicated.

August through November – “Failure is Impossible: Women Win the Vote” Exhibit Clemen’s Library

Given to the College of Saint Benedict 18 years ago by the League of Women Voters after the Minnesota Historical Society closed its traveling exhibits program, this 14-panel exhibition depicts the struggle by Minnesota women to win the right to vote. In a letter dated April 17, 2002, to then College of Saint Benedict President Mary Lyons, the League suggested that if not permanently displayed that the historic exhibition be a centerpiece of the 100th anniversary celebration of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. We didn’t forget! Each panel contains black and white photographs, newspaper clippings and graphics with themese ranging from “The National Scene” to “Force for Change.”

Thursday, September 17 — Constitution Day Lecture
"Claiming Rights, Championing Reform: Sophonisba Breckinridge, Women's Suffrage, and Social Welfare."  
Anya Jabour, Ph.D., Regents Professor of History, University of Montana 

Looking at the issues of intersectionality in the struggle for the 19th Amendment. Sponsored by the Political Science Department

Thursday, October 8 — “Iron Jawed Angels” Movie Screening and Faculty Panel 

Tuesday, November 3 – Election Day – Register to Vote

Make sure you are registered to vote!

Head to the polls (if you are not voting absentee) and invite friends to join you. Share on social media that you voted with #csbsjuvotes for a chance to be featured on  Instagram!

Wednesday, November 11 – Honoring Veteran’s Day
Time and location to be determined

A panel discussion featuring women veterans.

November — “Strange Bedfellows” Theater Production
7:30 p.m. – Nov. 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22
2 p.m. – Nov. 22
Gorecki Theater, Benedicta Arts Center  

Set in San Francisco in 1896, a young senator brings home his new bride, only to discover his powerful father has switched sides on the Suffrage Amendment; he's now firmly opposed.  The bride, a clever Suffragette leader and a motley group of women, spearhead a plan to out-maneuver the "enemy" and win support for Women's Right to Vote. (A comedy by Florence Ryerson & Colin Clements.)