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Women's History Poster Contest
The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House and the 2019 Womxn’s March on Colorado are hosting a poster contest to celebrate the historic and modern contributions of women in struggles for voting rights.
Pieces should reflect the power and urgency of voting, celebrations of women’s suffrage and activism, and the values of adventurous dialogue about the intersections of gender, race, and class that are explored at the Center for Colorado Women’s History.
The Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House is the first state museum focused on the past, present and future achievements of Colorado women. The Center for Colorado Women’s History focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, school tours and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center is a space for adventurous dialogue and challenging questions that:
- Generate new knowledge and understandings of women’s role in history – within Colorado and beyond
- Reflect the diverse audiences of Colorado
- Share and collect stories that represent the lives and work of all women in Colorado’s past and present
- Amplify stories of the women who work within communities
- Connect local stories to the broader stories of women’s history worldwide.
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Celebrate Colorado Women Essay Contest
The Center for Colorado Women's History will host an essay contest to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2018. Denver metro girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to learn about women who have made a difference in history, so that they can use them as inspiration to create a better tomorrow. Click here for more information.
Announcing our Fall Fellows!
We have selected three scholars for our inaugural Women’s History Fellowship beginning in September 2018. The fellows were selected based on their proposals to expand the understanding of Colorado women’s history through new work highlighting women’s contributions to the history of the state.
Kali Fajardo-Anstine is a Denver-based author. She will use her fellowship to continue research for her novel, Woman of Light, a book that explores the lives of mixed-race Latina women in the early American West. Woman of Light follows the migration of the Lopez family from southern Colorado to Denver during the first half of the twentieth century. It will be published by Random House in 2020. Kali says, ""This Fall I am honored to have received the Women's Fall Fellowship at the Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House Museum. I will use my time there to complete my novel, Woman of Light, to be published by One World/Random House. My work details the lives of my ancestors, Colorado Chicanas of indigenous descent. I plan to use my time at the Center to help guide the stories of my people, and people like us, onto center stage. As a little girl, I visited the old Colorado History Museum and remember feeling struck by a Ku Klux Klan hood behind the glass. I recalled stories of my great auntie, hiding on the floorboards of her apartment, beneath the windows, waiting for the KKK to pass through Denver's street. Years later, this made me wonder what it would feel like to enter that space a child, to view that relic of a hateful and powerful organization, and to see it combined with the perspectives and realities of women of color who faced these atrocities in their daily lives. These are stories I want to tell."
Kelly Rogers Denzler is a secondary educator of French, history, and women’s studies in Denver. In her fellowship, Kelly will research and produce a number of first-person narrative audio tours of the Byers-Evans House from the perspective of women from Colorado history. The audio tours will add a new type of immersion for visitors to the Center for Colorado Women’s History. Kelly says, ""As an area high-school teacher I am particularly excited to work to make the stories of Colorado women come alive for student visitors who will be able to see some of themselves in these figures from the past. The focus of my project will be to really bring all of these different narratives to life in order to demonstrate that Colorado is and always has been a rich tapestry of diverse experiences and peoples."
Natalia Zreliak, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Regis University Highlander. Her fellowship work will be an oral history project to mark the 120th anniversary of the Denver Woman’s Press Club. The Denver Woman’s Press Club was founded in 1898 by Rocky Mountain News reporter Minnie J. Reynolds. Natalia's project will take a deeper look into the club’s history by conducting video oral history interviews with current and former members about their experiences as woman writers, the historic publishing environment, and contributions to the women’s writing community in Denver. Natalia says,“I feel incredibly honored to be given this opportunity, especially as a young woman, to learn from so many powerful and intelligent women while trying to help preserve the memory of them and their achievements.”