Bakersfield College

Distinguished Speaker Elaine Weiss (2 PM)

Journalist | Writer | Suffrage Activist

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Live via Zoom and BCSGA Facebook

Award-winning journalist and the author of the highly acclaimed narrative non-fiction books The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote and Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War, ELAINE WEISS sheds fascinating light on women's rights, suffrage, and the 19th Amendment for hosts nationwide.

Weiss' The Women's Hour was hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to today's political environment. She's been sought-out to speak about the research behind the book-- and the relevance of the 19th Amendment today-- everywhere from The Library of Congress to The Wilson Center. Weiss’s powerful words will also come to life on the small screen, as Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television has optioned the rights to The Woman’s Hour with Hillary Clinton set to make her debut as an executive producer on the project.

The Woman's Hour the Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss book cover.

In remarks that are empowering and eye-opening, Weiss inspires audiences with conversations about what it takes to change the Constitution, the power of civic engagement, how change is made, and the story of past and present voting rights. Praised by the League of Women Voters of the United States for doing an “amazing job of bringing the history of the League to life and connecting it with our organization today,” during a speaking engagement, Elaine has an innate ability to connect with any group and clearly explain the direct relevance of history’s most controversial issues. The Tennessee Municipal League put it best after watching her inspire their audience: “In this crazy world we live in, we need more people like [Elaine] inspiring others to be good people!"

Elaine Weiss website

Elaine Weiss author portrait.

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Faculty Coordinator: Olivia Garcia, Professor of History, and Erin Miller, Professor of History
Brought to you as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the WHAM Foundation.

Accommodations are available with advanced notice, please contact the Office of Student Life,

Date & Time: 
Tue, 03/02/2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom and BCSGA Facebook