Humanities Event

See all events
Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:00 AM4:00 PM
Jane Addams (1860-1935) may be the most important American woman that most people today have barely heard of. A disciple of Lincoln, Tolstoy, and Gandhi, Addams was an astute critic of Gilded Age capitalism and advocate for economic and social justice. She was a pioneering feminist, suffragist, internationalist, peace activist, ethicist, co-founder of the NAACP, the ACLU, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Yet today she has all but vanished from the pantheon of popular American history. Please join us for the first public gathering to revisit the life and legacies of Jane Addams and reflect on how her work is carried on today in the Pioneer Valley. Panelists will include Addams scholars, practitioners in fields she influenced, and representatives of vulnerable populations. General audience discussion will be encouraged.