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2019 Bennion Brochure

2019 Bennion Teachers' Workshop - Forward Out of Darkness:
Gender, Media, and Suffrage in the United States

Date: Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily with some evening events
Place: Utah State University, Logan, UT

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. From the Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 to the opening of the ballot boxes to women in 1920, women deftly showed their knowledge that access to and control of the media was power. Using media as a lens through which to view the struggle for suffrage, the 2019 Bennion Teachers' Workshop will consider past suffrage struggles within the context of today's struggles for voting rights and women's rights.


Bennion Teachers' Workshop Testimonials -

"As a teacher from a rural area, I really appreciate that Bennion is a world-class opportunity that provides face-to-face scholarly interaction with top-notch students and excellent professors from multiple universities and institutions across the country."
"I love the intense one-week format of Bennion."

"Face to face scholarly engagement with world class professors provides a rich experience."
"Critical for expanding my ability to grow as an educator."

"The only weakness was that the magic had to end, but we will take the magic with us."

What is the Bennion Teachers Workshop?

The Bennion Teachers' Workshop for the Perpetuation of Democratic Principles is a program made possible by an endowment to Utah State University's Mountain West Center for Regional Studies. The endowment was created by Ione Bennion, a teacher and community activist, to "provide an atmosphere and the educational resources to explore the concepts upon which democracy is built, the conditions under which it flourishes, and the dangers to its existence." Taught by Utah State University faculty and guest speakers who represent the latest scholarship in the topics presented, the workshops focus on giving inservice and pre-inservice teachers practical tools that they can use in the classroom.

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