Editor’s Note: Judith Dann, board member, is an ancient history professor at Columbus State Community College and specializes in the life and work of Victoria Woodhull. She lives in Homer, Ohio, the birthplace of Woodhull.
Following a rousing kickoff with the first of nine roundtable discussions to be held over the next three years, the second in the 2018 series, Scandalous Voices: Journalistic Truth in the Face of False Rhetoric, will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. at The Robbins Hunter Museum.
Featured panelists for this second discussion session include Mary Yost, editorial page editor for the Columbus Dispatch and editor of Columbus CEO magazine, and Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press reporter and Statehouse correspondent, with additional panelists added as schedules permit.
The first of the Victoria Woodhull: Phoenix Rising roundtables, Courageous Voices: Organization of Social Reform, in partnership with Denison University, kicked off at The Robbins Hunter Museum on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Over 75 men and women joined us to listen to the panelists and engage in thoughtful and meaningful conversations.
Panelists for this event included Rachel Marco- Havens, an artist and activist from Woodstock, NY and three local residents involved in activism, Rita Kipp, Ceciel Shaw and Carol Apacki. These four panelists also conducted a multi-day workshop at Denison.
Each one of the thought-provoking and inspiring panelists led us all into thinking about what organization for social change looks like. Their experiences and backgrounds varied in their approach to activism as they described what drew them into action. Each advised that every single person could become active in his or her own way and at their own level.
Questions and comments were raised about how one is drawn into activism- whether they sought out the issue or the issue sought them, how the issue of racism can be approached and effectively eradicated, and how the issue of financial prosperity segregates society and how that issue might be alleviated.
Candid and respectful comments and questions were voiced from beginning to end. Many young men and women from Denison and OSU-Newark attended and their enthusiasm and focus they gained from this roundtable made the entire program more than worthwhile. This is EXACTLY what the planning committee had envisioned- using Victoria’s voice and spirit as a guide post for continuing her struggle into present day issues.
The conversations that night should be happening all over the world.
Register HERE to be a part of the next roundtable discussion:
Scandalous Voices: Journalistic Truth in the Face of False Rhetoric
Thursday, April 19, 7PM; RSVP requested
Robbins Hunter Museum or location TBD depending on RSVP Response
Victoria Woodhull: Phoenix Rising Speaker’s Series
2018 – The Voices of Women
April: Scandalous Voices: Journalistic truths standing in the face of false rhetoric
September: Dangerous Voices: Women who dare to speak the truth
2019 – Women Advocates
January/February: Social Justice Advocacy: Gender equality and family rights.
April: Humanitarian Advocacy: Populations in Adversity.
September: Child Advocacy: Women supporting children from the womb to adulthood.
2020 – Leaderful Women
January/Feburary: In Politics: Women who lead the charge.
April: In Business/Finance: Women as economic leaders.
September: In Abundance: Is the concept of sisterhood still relevant?