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LCSC students’ exhibit on women’s activism in history opens Saturday

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College students in professor Amy Canfield’s American Women’s History class put together an exhibit called “Woman Redefined: Women’s Activism in History” that will open Saturday at the LCSC Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St.

There will be an opening reception Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Center and the exhibit will run through Jan. 17.

The students researched, designed, and implemented this exhibit based around the theme of women’s activism, including the topics of women and politics, and women in society. The class covers the questions of how did women shape their lives; how is history different when viewed from a woman’s perspective; what is the value of women’s history, and how is activism gendered? Canfield had students research the Equal Rights Amendment, suffrage movement, abolition, the 2017 Women’s March, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and more. The exhibit includes artifacts from different activist movements, such as the Equal Rights Amendment and WWII, on loan from community members and partners.

The exhibit is sponsored by Lewis-Clark State College Social Sciences, the LCSC Center for Arts & History, and Inland 360.

The Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features free admission but donations are welcome. For more information about the exhibitions or to schedule a docent tour, visit www.lcsc.edu/cah or call 208-792-2243.