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2020 Marathon Read: Voices of Power in Women's Activism

When Oct 22, 2020
from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where Virtual Event
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This year’s Marathon Read is going virtual! It will again be 12 hours, starting at 10 a.m. on October 22. To attend the event, please register for the Zoom webinar here


We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate the event as co-hosts in the Zoom webinar. Co-hosts are needed to remotely hand off texts from one reader to the next, add important information into the chat, and promote readers from attendee to the panelist role. Sign up to volunteer here:


We are also looking for readers, so consider reading or announcing to your students that they can sign up to read. Schedule to read here:


The theme is “Voices of Power in Women’s Activism” and joins the College of the Liberal Arts in marking the 100-year anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Featured readings will include the work of Kate Chopin, Joy Harjo, Rebecca Solnit, Audre Lorde, Julie Otsuka, Sojourner Truth, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and others.


Texts for the event represent influential voices in important moments of activism and powerful narratives about women’s equality. Marathon Read will begin with the reading of the 19th and 24th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and include Sojourner Truth’s 1851 speech advocating for women’s rights, Audre Lorde’s speech “The Uses of Anger,” and essays from Rebecca Solnit.


Check out for additional information. Questions? Contact Joe Bueter at