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Women’s History Month at Waterstone


March is Women’s History Month, and Waterstone will celebrate all month long by hosting several events focused on women and their innumerable, invaluable contributions to our world.

Every Wednesday in March, Izzi Abrams of Swampscott Public Library will present a lecture on the history of the women’s movement. Collectively, Abrams’ lectures will cover the women’s suffrage movement in the early 20th century to the third-wave feminism that’s at work today. Lectures will be held on March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

On March 22, we’ll welcome Professor Gary Hylander for a discussion of the life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt. Many know Roosevelt as the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, but she was also a politician, diplomat and activist who served as Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Director of the Bureau of Women’s Activities and in several other important roles.

Then, on March 24, historian Herb Belkin will present on the accomplishments of Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel and the world’s third female prime minister. Meir once said “to be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.”

Finally, Jane Blair of Art Matters will visit us on March 28. Blair will discuss women artists from the Renaissance period to the 19th century, examining the ways in which the cultural norms of their time shaped their lives and work.

We hope you’ll join us for one or more of our celebrations—see below for full details. Happy Women’s History Month!

Lecture series with Izzi Abrams: History of the Women’s Movement
Wednesday, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 3:15 p.m.

Gary Hylander presents: Eleanor Roosevelt
Tuesday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

Herb Belkin presents: Golda Meir
Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m.

Art Matters presents: Pre-20th century women artists
Monday, March 28 at 2:30 p.m.