Sczepaniak Lecture Series Addresses Women’s Suffrage

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Annual Lewis University History Lecture Series Addresses Women’s Suffrage February 23

Published: January 23, 2023.

Although American women were given the right to vote over a century ago, the women’s suffrage movement continues to have its challenges and successes. Author and women’s rights activist Dr. Elisabeth Griffith will discuss American women and their fight for equality at 7:30 p.m.  February 23 in Convocation Hall at Lewis University in Romeoville.

The Spring 2023 James and Mary Clare Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture Series is free and open to the public. A $30 dinner will precede the lecture, visit to register for the dinner.

In this lecture, Griffith will speak on her book “Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality, 1920-2020.” It provides a sweeping, century-long perspective and an expansive cast of change agents in the fight by white and Black women to achieve equality

The legacy of Jim and Mary Clare Sczepaniak lives on through scholarships, Lewis University enhancements, and now, the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series presented by the Lewis University History Department. Visit for more information about Jim Sczepaniak.

The James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series is presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Contact for further information.

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit for further information.

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