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Monday, March 14, 2016

New Haven Museum to hold 'Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy'

 
Estelle  Griswold
NEW HAVEN - For the first time in Greater New Haven,  New Haven resident Estelle  Griswold and other "groundbreaking women from the Nutmeg State will be celebrated during 'Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy,'" on March 22  at the New Haven Museum, according to a release
 
"An enlightening multimedia presentation by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame", the free program at 6 p.m. "will highlight Connecticut women, including two others from New Haven, who, like Griswold, spoke up for change in our democracy."
 
Read about the Griswold vs. Connecticut case that went to the U.S Supreme Court  here.
 
In the case, dealing with the use of birth control, the "Court held that the right of privacy within marriage predated the Constitution. The ruling asserted that the First, Third, Fourth, and Ninth Amendments also protect a right to privacy," according to the Bill of Rights Institute website.
 
Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy” will be presented by CWHF  Director of Education Bambi Mroz, "whose passion for history and love of  bringing CWHF programs to groups of all ages, makes Connecticut women's history come alive," the release said.
 
 Mroz said that “Powerful Voices” explores "the inspirational stories of suffrage advocates Alice Paul and Isabella Beecher Hooker, prominent female firsts such as Ella Grasso and Denise Nappier and social activists Helen Keller, Anne Stanback and, of course, Estelle Griswold," the release said.
 
For more information visit  the museum or Facebook.com/NewHavenMuseum or call 203-562-4183.

 
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