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Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage: Introduction

Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage Logo with historical picture of women protesting

The Judith J. Carrier Library at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus is one of 25 libraries nationwide selected to participate in Let’s Talk About It (LTAI): Women’s Suffrage, a grant designed to spark conversations about American history and culture through an examination of the women’s suffrage movement.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022, Let’s Talk About It is a reading and discussion program that involves groups of people reading a series of books selected by national project scholars and discussing them in the context of an overarching theme. The format for a Let’s Talk About It program involves a ten-week series. Every two weeks, a discussion group meets with a local humanities scholar to discuss one of the five books in the theme. 

LTAI: Women’s Suffrage is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). To explore resources from past LTAI themes, visit the project website.

Let's Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage is a humanities discussion project from the American Library Association (ALA) supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Program Goals

The Let’s Talk About It initiative seeks to:

  • Help communities see firsthand the ways in which the humanities give profound meaning to the human experience.
  • Facilitate reflection and discussion of important issues and subjects through the lens of the humanities.
  • Nourish connections between libraries, local scholars, and the community.

The goals of the Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage theme are to:

  • Advance civic education and knowledge of a key moment in the history of voting rights through facilitated discussion, focused on a series of books and questions curated by national scholars.
  • Provide opportunities for communities to deepen their knowledge of American history and culture by examining events and individuals who impacted the women’s suffrage movement.
  • Engage communities in critical reflection and discussion on the women’s suffrage movement, the movement’s lasting impact, and the history of voting rights and citizenship.