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Tell Us Your Voting Memories
In September, the Women, Power and Politics exhibition tackles the topic of voting. We will look at women's suffrage movements, where women can and cannot vote, what women voters want, and much more. We reached out to our community participants and asked them to send us their voting memories: Read the story...
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Why Vote?
Government affects all of our lives in profound ways. What issues have inspired you to vote? Why do you think so many citizens are cynical about elections? What kinds of actions can you take when your candidates do not deliver on their campaign promises?
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Racism in upcoming U.S. elections..Remember the Titans?
It is THE Elephant in the room... Yes we can talk about gender but that's not the only thing that America is talking about in the privacy of their living rooms. I have had friends (maybe ex-friends by now) tell me right out that they will not vote for a black man. It can't just be happening to me...
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Political Art in the Female Form
Featured Community Voice: Anahi DeCanio Anahi DeCanio uses collage and the female form to encourage her audience to piece together the political questions of the day...
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Kuwaiti Women’s 1st Election Day
Until June 26, 2006, women were not allowed to vote or run for election in Kuwait. On that historic day, thousands of Kuwaiti women waited in sweltering 102-degree heat to cast their vote for the first time in their country's history. Unfortunately, out of 28 women who ran for parliament, not one was elected, although many fared well...
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Saudi Arabia: Women Without the Vote
Businesswoman and women's rights activist Rasha Hifzi grew up and lives in a part of the world earmarked as one of the few remaining countries where women still do not have the right to vote for their representatives in government: Saudi Arabia...
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Malaysia's Star Everywoman
By her own description, Mrs. Bedah looks like your average middle-aged Malaysian "auntie," favoring a headscarf, sunglasses, and a loose-fitting floral print baju kurung. She's not pop star material...
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Vote Art for Change
Featured Community Voice: Art for a Democratic SocietyCitizens in Oakland, California are casting their ballots in a unique election. Art Election is a participatory public art project by Oakland-based Art for a Democratic Society in which participants elect the "Official Art Movement of the Bay Area." In the running are six candidates: Church of the Holy Mist, Craftivism, Micromentalism, Postmodernism, Remodernism, and Tomorrowism...
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Voting Memories
Featured Community Voice: Voices from the I.M.O.W. CommunityI.M.O.W. asked its online community participants to share their favorite voting memories with us. The memories tell of heartwarming family bonding experiences, the trials of voting woven into the challenges of life and nation, and the personal significance of casting a ballot...
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Kashmir and Elections
Featured Community Voice: Ather Zia Kashmiri scholar, journalist and former civil servant Ather Zia offers a detailed and rarely discussed history of the elections and campaigns in the disputed region of Kashmir in India...
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