The Work Must Be Done

Wednesday, September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm |

The Aurora Foundation and CHS are partnering to present “The Work Must Be Done,” highlighting the activism of women of color in Connecticut in the early 20th century. Exciting new research by Goodwin College Assistant Professor Brittney Yancy and CHS Research Historian Karen Li Miller shows the many ways that women of color were active leaders who developed their own associations, both nationwide and state-based, to achieve social and political reforms, including working for woman suffrage.

Jenny Steadman, Executive Director of the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation, will offer current data on women’s civic participation in Greater Hartford to complement the historical perspective on diverse women’s leadership with the present day evidence of the impact women leaders have on our community.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Adult Program Manager Natalie Belanger at

About our Partner

The Aurora Women and Girls Foundation has a deep history of making investments which improve outcomes for women and girls in greater Hartford. Since 2000, Aurora has invested $1 million in women and girl in our community, with a more recent focus on getting more women their college degrees. Aurora also conducts research and convenes the community to promote understanding of gender issues and fosters collaboration for effective solutions. To learn more about the work of the Aurora Foundation, go to

Image credit: Colored Women’s Liberty Loan Committee, October 21, 1917, RG012, State Archives, Connecticut State Library  |  From left to right, Elizabeth R. Morris, Mary A. Johnson, and Rosa J. Fisher

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