The YaleWomen Houston Chapter invites you to a discussion (via Zoom) with Dr. Elizabeth Gregory PhD ‘89 on Sunday, September 20, 3-4 PM CST.




From Suffrage to the Pandemic Homeschooling Crisis: Gendering Civic Engagement

In her recent article in The Nation, Dr. Gregory suggests that using “the Covid-19 crisis to transform national family, education, and work policies would jump-start real education equity and a culture and economy of care.”

She points out that, a century after women finally achieved the basic right of suffrage, women still lack representation on court benches, in legislatures, and on corporate boards. “There are few in office advocating for women’s issues in this COVID moment, so the wider community must address the national homeschooling catastrophe families are facing, the burden of which falls largely on women.” 

Dr. Gregory will discuss these and other issues with us, and will respond to questions. 

Please RSVP to Anne Furse ( by September 16th; Zoom log-in details will be sent to registrants the day before the event.

Dr. Gregory directs the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality at the University of Houston, where she is a professor of English. Her research focuses on both American modernist poetry and women’s work and fertility; her current work explores the economics of gender, with a focus on Houston.

The Nation article: 

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