For Women’s History Month, Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will host a program featuring Dr. Stephanie Chalifoux, Assistant Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator, University of West Georgia — Historic Train Depot, March 20, 7 p.m.
Dr. Chalifoux will put the #MeToo movement into historical context with her talk:
#MeToo: The Past, Present, and Future of a Women’s Movement against Sexual Violence
“The #MeToo movement has generated public and private discussions about workplace harassment,” said Dr. Chalifoux. “I know people are conflicted about what they read and what they’ve experienced. I hope this talk will contribute to the discussion by examining the past to help us make sense of the present.”
Dr. Chalifoux will explore the historical roles of women in US society and their efforts to bring attention to sexual violence.
She will present a brief history of sexual violence against women; Industrial era and women’s movement into the public sphere; harassment in the workplace; sexual violence against women of color and the efforts to bring attention to the issue; Women’s Movement; creation of rape crisis centers; sexual harassment; legislation: #MeToo; the backlash and the future.
Chalifoux earned her PhD in History at the University of Alabama. She studies women, labor, and sexuality in the US. Her most recent essay, “America’s Wickedest City: The Sexual Black Market in Phenix City, Alabama,” is available in the edited volume: “Sex and Sexualities in Modern Southern Culture.”
Civil War Ruins in the Atlanta Area
Thursday, April 26 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Newnan Historical Train Depot
Robert C. Jones will discuss the remnants of the Civil War that are still accessible to visitors today in the Atlanta area. The program is hosted by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society at the Newnan Historical Train Depot, 60 East Broad St. in downtown Newnan, GA.
Robert C. Jones served as President of the Kennesaw Historical Society for 21 years (1994-2015), and also served as a member of the executive board of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation for 17 years (1998-2015). The Museum Foundation helped fund the 45,000 square foot Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, GA. Robert has written a number of books on Civil War and Revolutionary War themes, including “A Guide to the Civil War in Georgia”, “Colonial Georgia: 1733-1800”, and “South Carolina and Georgia in the American Revolution”.
THREE BY CASSATT: A Mother’s Day Exhibition— Mary Cassatt was the only American to exhibit with the Impressionist group in Paris. A close friend of Degas, who immortalized her with his famous portrait of her working in the Louvre, she was not only an important painter, but a superb printmaker and draftsman, whose work shows the impact that Japanese woodcuts had on French artists, especially the Impressionists. She is best known for her portraits of children and her groupings of mothers and their children. By special arrangement, NCHS will have three of her drypoint works on display at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum in May.
For more information stop by McRitchie-Hollis at 74 Jackson Street or call us at 770-251-0207. We keep our web site here at www.newnancowetahistoricalsociety updated, as well as regular posts on our Facebook page.