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Suffragists & Italian American Women

Join NOIAW Greater New York's Staten Island Network on Zoom for a dual presentation featuring Gabriella Leone, History Archives Manager at the Staten Island Museum, and Ann Marie Nicolosi, Ph.D., Professor of History at The College of New Jersey. Ms. Leone will share with us the stories of Staten Island suffragists, as presented in one of the Staten Island Museum's most recent exhibitions, "Women of the Nation Arise!" focusing on the four tactics used by these determined women in the decades-long struggle for political change before they could vote: education, organization, agitation, and publicity. Dr. Nicolosi will elaborate on how Italian and Italian American women of the early 20th-century achieved autonomy (in the home and beyond) in the absence of the right to vote and formal avenues of power. 
These illuminating presentations will conclude with an interactive Q&A session. Audience participation is highly encouraged!
About Gabriella Leone
Gabriella Leone is the Curator of "Women of the Nation Arise!" an exhibition honoring the Centennial of the 19th Amendment at the Staten Island Museum. She has worked at the Staten Island Museum since 2014 and was promoted to Archives Manager in 2017. She was recently named the College of Staten Island’s John J. Marchi Visiting Scholar for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island. She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in History from the College of Staten Island.
About Ann Marie Nicolosi, Ph.D. 
Dr. Nicolosi is a Professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at The College of New Jersey. She earned her Ph.D. in US History from Rutgers University with a specialization in American Women’s history. Her research interests include 20th-century women’s social movements, women and media representation, and LGBTQ history. Her article, “The Most Beautiful Suffragette; Inez Mulholland and the Political Currency of Beauty,” appeared in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and was a finalist the 2008 Fishel-Calhoun Article Prize. Her current research project is a study of how beauty product manufacturers and advertisers used the rhetoric and ideals of feminism and the women’s movement to create a false sense of empowerment to sell these products to women.
Tuesday, December 15th @ 6:00 PM (EST)
Registration Fee: $10
If you have any questions, please send us an email at noiaw@noiaw.org
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