Women’s international peace activism is a focus of the second day of “Hull-House as a Resource for Teaching U.S. and World History,” a conference to be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) September 22-23, 2000. Saturday morning and early afternoon speakers focus on women’s attempts to stop World War One, Jane Addams’ theory of “positive peace,” and South Asian and Latin American women’s activism. Late afternoon speakers present ideas for teaching this material. Friday’s sessions concern immigration and the Hull-House neighborhood.
The conference is free and open to the public; preregistration is desirable but not required. All conference sessions take place in 509-510 Chicago Circle Center, 750 South Halsted Street, UIC. Hosted by the Hull-House Initiative, the conference is cosponsored by the Department of History, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender, UIC; and the World History Association.
Accompanying the conference is an exhibit “Pots of Promise: Mexicans, Reformers, and the Hull-House Kilns, 1920-1940,” in the Ward Gallery, 2nd floor, Chicago Circle Center, 750 South Halsted Street, UIC.
For details about the conference and the exhibit, consult the linkages off the website for the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/conference.html) Or phone the museum, 312-413-5353 and request a brochure.
Saturday sessions on women’s international networks around peace and suffrage feature:
Mineke Bosch (Centre for Gender and Diversity, Maastricht University, The Netherlands), “Aletta Jacobs and Jane Addams at The Hague, 1915: A Happy Mixture of Different Internationalisms”
Berenice A. Carroll (Women’s Studies and Political Science, Purdue University), “Jane Addams, the Critique of Militarized Society, and the Theory of Positive Peace”
Francesca Miller (History, University of California, Davis), “History, Female Citizenship and Social Justice in the Americas”
Mrinalini Sinha (History and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University), “Re-Imagining Internationalism: The Women’s Movement in India in the Interwar Period”
Jessica Young (Oak Park River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL), Sandra Ryder (Oak Forest High School, Oak Forest, IL), and Gwen Hoerr McNamee (History, UIC) will present ideas for teaching about women’s international peace and suffrage activities
Friday sessions on immigration and the Hull-House neighborhood feature:
Rudolph J. Vecoli (History, and the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota), “Hull-House and the World: Its Role in the Old and the New Immigration History”
Suronda Gonzalez (History, SUNY Binghamton), “In Liberty’s Shadow: The Immigrants Protective League of Chicago and Admissions Cases, 1908-1924”
David Badillo (Office of Access and Equity, UIC), “Mexican Immigrants and the 1920s Hull-House Community: Transnational Dimensions of Social and Spatial Settlement”
Leon Fink (History, UIC), “Immigration in an Era of Globalization: What’s New and What’s Not So New?”
Wendy Plotkin and Ellen Skerrett (Near West Side Website Project, UIC) demonstrating the website as a teaching resource
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