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Women Activists in the Shaping of America

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William Trent House Museum

The Trent House Association will host a talk on dissent in American democracy, focusing on the actions of women. Ralph Young will discuss his latest book, ""American Patriots: A Short History of Dissent, in which he chronicles the key role women’s participation in dissent has played in the shaping of the United States. He explains that activists are not protesting against America but rather pushing the country to live up to its ideals. His talk will focus on the valuable role of dissenting women from Abigail Adams to Gloria Steinem and Tarana Burke.

This free program will be held in-person at the Trent House Visitor Center at 15 Market Street, Trenton, NJ (across from the Hughes Justice Complex) and via zoom at https://tinyurl.com/TalkMarch16.

Dr. Young is a history professor at Temple University. He is the recipient of several major teaching awards including the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, the Provost’s Award for Innovative Teaching in General Education, Honors Professor of the Year, the Lindback Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, and Temple’s highest award, the Great Teacher Award.

Dr. Young was a Fulbright Scholar at Roma Tre University in 2009 and 2023 and he regularly teaches seminars on dissent movements as a guest lecturer at Charles University in Prague and Tübingen University in Germany. In July 2018 he was the Keynote Speaker on “The Ethics of Dissent” at the historic Chautauqua Institution in New York.

​He is also the author of "Dissent: The History of an America Idea" and "Make Art Not War: Political Protest Posters from the Twentieth Century."

Women Activists in the Shaping of America
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