on the success of your group and I'm sure
that if you were able to pull that off, you
will have no problem pulling off a successful
Women's History Assembly. I have a couple
You could bring in a speaker. This "outside"
perspective sometimes keeps people more engaged.
You could assign different members of your
group a different person from women's history
- like Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt,
Madame CJ Walker, Frederick Douglas, Martin
Luther King - and ask them to come as that
person - thereby making the presentation more
You could write down 400 statistics on pieces
of paper - and put them on everyone's seat
and begin the assembly by calling on people
and asking them to call out the statistics
that were waiting on the chair - and ask them
what they think of this. This would engage
the audience more and make it more interactive.
In the introduction to my book, Manifesta:
Young Women, Feminism & the Future, my
co-author and I tried to imagine what the
world would look like today had feminism never
happened. For instance, women wouldn't be
playing on any varsity sports teams, boys
wouldn't be nurses, etc..... You could read
this section of our book and then ask people
to raise their hand if their life would be
different without feminism.
are those for a start? Write back if you need
further suggestions - and have fun.