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The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future

October 25, 2019

11:30 a.m.

Birch Bay Village Inn

Commemorating the 19th amendment and reflecting on lessons learned and what remains undone, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the movement, but it also provides a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind – choices that continue to echo 100 years later. We end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done.


The hot buffet at Birch Bay Village in Hulls Cove, begins at 11:30 and costs $12; the lecture is from noon to 1:00.  Reservations are required for either and must be received by noon Wednesday, October 23rd.  Contact Acadia Senior College at 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.  This event is open to the public.


Sheila Kirby was a senior economist at RAND, a nonprofit think tank, for over 30 years and served in several management positions, including Acting and Associate Director of the RAND Washington Office. She also had a joint appointment as an adjunct professor of economics and public policy at The George Washington University where she taught at the graduate level for 25 years.

Ann Luther currently serves as Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of Maine and chairs the LWVME Advocacy Committee. She served as President of LWVME from 2003 to 2007 and as co-president from 2007-2009. In her work for the League, Ann has worked for greater public understanding of public policy issues and for the League’s priority issues in Clean Elections & Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Rights, Ethics in Government, Ranked Choice Voting, and Repeal of Term Limits. Representing LWVME at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, she served that coalition as co-president from 2006 to 2011. She remains on the board of MCCE and serves as Treasurer and chair of the Program Committee. She is active in the LWV-Downeast and
hosts their monthly radio show, The Democracy Forum, on WERU FM Community Radio. She was the 2013 recipient of the Baldwin Award from the ACLU of Maine for her work on voting rights and elections. She joined the League in 1998 when she retired as Senior Vice President at SEI Investments. Ann was a founder of the MDI Restorative Justice Program, 1999 – 2000, and served on its Executive Board.

 

The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future

Opera Preview at the Grand with Bob Gallon

October 26, 2019

11:00 a.m. - noon

The Grand, Ellsworth

Bob Gallon, ASC Instructor and opera enthusiast, will discuss Massenet's opéra comique, Manon, at The Grand in Ellsworth prior to the live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera.

Bob's talk will be from 11:00 - noon, followed by a break for lunch. The live broadcast begins at 12:55 p.m.

Sandwiches available for purchase at the Grand, bring your own, or enjoy an Ellsworth lunch spot.

The preview talk is free. Tickets for the Live Broadcast can be purchased online or at the door.

No reservations required.

For more information on the opera click here.

The Grand, 165 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Opera Preview at the Grand with Bob Gallon

Opera Preview at the Grand with Bob Gallon

November 9, 2019

11:00 a.m. - noon

The Grand, Ellsworth

Bob Gallon, ASC Instructor and opera enthusiast, will discuss Puccini's Madama Butterfly at The Grand in Ellsworth prior to the live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera.

Bob's talk will be from 11:00 - noon, followed by a break for lunch. The live broadcast begins at 12:55 p.m.

Sandwiches available for purchase at the Grand, bring your own, or enjoy an Ellsworth lunch spot.

The preview talk is free. Tickets for the Live Broadcast can be purchased online or at the door.

No reservations required.

For more information on the opera click here.

The Grand, 165 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Opera Preview at the Grand with Bob Gallon

Holocaust and Human Rights Center and Colby College Museum Trip

November 12, 2019

Join us for a field trip to the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in Augusta followed by a visit to the Colby College Museum of Art. Call 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org to sign up.

We have chartered a coach bus for a relaxing ride to Augusta where Shenna Bellows will provide an introduction and tour of the main exhibits at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta. Following the tour, choose between an 80-minute film weaving the stories of Holocaust survivors who came to Maine after WWII with the history of the Holocaust, or one of several workshops.

The Center will provide a sandwich and salad buffet.

After lunch we will leave for the Colby College Museum of Art where Julia Gray will meet us for a tour of the "Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry" exhibition of contemporary art of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada. Julia, an independent consultant, served as Project Manager for the exhibit, is currently the Transition Director at the Abbe Museum, and was previously Director of Collections & Research at the Abbe.


We will return to MDI in the late afternoon.

Cost for the trip is $50 per person which includes bus transportation and lunch. Admission to both museums is free.

Call 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org to sign up.

Holocaust and Human Rights Center and Colby College Museum Trip