Greater New Haven Community Events Calendar | ‘Powerful Voices’ That Changed Democracy at New Haven Museum

Greater New Haven Community Events Calendar | ‘Powerful Voices’ That Changed Democracy at New Haven Museum:

"‘Powerful Voices’ That Changed Democracy at New Haven Museum Sponsored by: New Haven Museum It’s hard to believe that Americans enjoyed no constitutional right to privacy prior to 1965. We can thank New Haven resident Estelle Griswold, and the Griswold v. Connecticut U.S. Supreme Court decision, for that one. For the first time in Greater New Haven, Griswold and other groundbreaking women from the Nutmeg State will be celebrated during “Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy,” on Tuesday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. at the New Haven Museum. An enlightening multimedia presentation by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF), the free program will highlight Connecticut women, including two others from New Haven, who, like Griswold, spoke up for change in our democracy. “Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy” will be presented by the CWHF director of education, Bambi Mroz, whose passion for history and love of bringing CWHF programs to groups of all ages, makes Connecticut women’s history come alive. Mroz explains that “Powerful Voices” explores the inspirational stories of suffrage advocates Alice Paul and Isabella Beecher Hooker, prominent female firsts such as Ella Grasso and Denise Nappier and social activists Helen Keller, Anne Stanback and, of course, Estelle Griswold. Mroz is a seasoned educator and public speaker with more than 15 years of teaching experience at the middle school, high school and college levels. Her tenure at CWHF, since 2011, fulfills her desire to use her teaching, curriculum design and creative background in a non-profit setting. She holds a B.A. in education from Anderson University and an M.A. in French and Francophone studies from the University of Connecticut. About the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame is an educational outreach organization whose mission is to honor publicly the achievement of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. Founded in 1994 in Hartford, Connecticut, the Hall fills the void that traditional curricula still fail to address and, today, stands as the state’s premier source for Connecticut women’s history with more than 100 inductees. These women’s lives and accomplishments are celebrated and documented through a wide spectrum of innovative statewide programs offered free of charge to Connecticut citizens. About the New Haven Museum The New Haven Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven since its inception as the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1862. Located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue, the Museum brings more than 375 years of New Haven history to life through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach. For more information visit or or call 203-562-4183. Admission: free New Haven Museum 114 Whitney Ave. New Haven get directions"

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