Lecture: Generations of Change Makers
April 18, 2018
6 pm Reception | 7 pm Lecture
Free and open to the public
Coline Jenkins (pictured above) gave an evening talk and reflected on the strong women in her family – Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Hetty Green. Additionally, she gave the blow-by-blow account of erecting the first statue of REAL women in Central Park, New York City. This campaign is ongoing and targets 2020 for the unveiling. 2020 is the national celebration of the 19th Amendment of the U. S. Constitution granting women’s right to vote. Young and old were encouraged to hear Coline’s jaw dropping stories.
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About Coline Jenkins
The great, great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a descendant of Hetty Green, Coline Jenkins is a legislator, author and television producer. Through the years, she has used her talents to inspire both awareness and pride in women’s history. Coline is co-founder and president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, a collection of 3,000 objects of women’s suffrage memorabilia that has been lent to museum exhibits, book publishers, documentary film producers, presidential libraries, popular magazines, television programs (both domestic and international) and Congressional testimony. The Trust’s lending practice fulfills its mission: To preserve the history of the women’s right movement, to educate the public on this history, and to promote the advancement of women’s rights.
Ms. Jenkins is a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, where for thirty years she has served as a municipal legislator. She co-authored a book, 33 Things Every Girl Should Know about Women’s History, and produced the television documentary, An American Revolution: Women Take Their Place. Her 2009 testimony before the U.S. Senate contributed to the passage of federal legislation creating a national trail of historic sites, coordinated by Women’s Rights National Historical Park. Coline is currently involved with erecting the first statue of women in New York City’s Central Park, New York City.
Ms. Jenkins comes from a long line of women activists. In addition to her great, great grandmother Elizabeth Cady Stanton, her great grandmother Harriot Stanton Blatch, worked as a major organizer of New York State woman’s suffrage during the Militant Period of 1913-1915. Jenkins’ mother was born one month prior to the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U. S. Constitution in 1920. Jenkins grew up in an atmosphere of voting and women’s right campaigning. She firmly believes equality is attainable.