Saturday, January 18, 2:00 pm, Monthly Program, at the home of Lyn Reese in Berkeley. Joe C. Miller will present: Wild Women Suffragists And Their Reputation as Sex Radicals
The campaign for women’s right to vote hit an obstacle in the 1870s: several newspaper editors accused suffragists of trying to abolish marriage and establish Free Love in its place. To some extent, suffragists deserved this reputation. Joe C. Miller focuses on little-known facts and colorful characters, including Susan B. Anthony’s prudery, Victoria Woodhull’s Free love campaign, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s love of mischief.
Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 pm, Play Readers Group, at the home of Phyllis Maxwell in San Francisco. We will finish reading Long Day’s Journey Into Night, by Eugene O’Neill.
Sunday, February 9, 1:30 pm, Writers Group, at the home of Jim Gasperini in Kensington. Jim will present.
Saturday, February 15, 2:00 pm, Monthly Program, at the home of Ann Harlow in Berkeley: Family, fiction, film and history: How we Learn to Remember – Oliver Pollack
They Shall Not Grow Old and 1917 are the most recent films depicting the Great War, the First World War, Die Erste Weltkrieg. Oliver’s family wore German and English uniforms. Some died, some were disabled or widowed, none were unscathed. His father, born in Vienna, was 15 when the Armistice was signed; family involvement led to silence rather than dinner table discussions. Oliver read, visited art galleries and museums piecing together the impact of WWI. The war intrigued readers, listeners, viewers, poets, novelists, journalists, musicians, film makers, veterans, monument makers and grave diggers. The last veteran died in the 21st century. Oliver’s presentation is based on formative printed sources from his library as well as the Institute for Historical Study archives.
Saturday, February 29, Annual Meeting, with four short talks by new members.