WHO WE ARE

In the spring of 2019 riseUP, Recognizing the Importance of Women's Suffrage Everywhere, formed with the following mission:

The mission of riseUP is to:

· Commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States,

· Commemorate the suffrage and acquisition of full citizenship rights by all populations,

· Highlight the civic and cultural contributions of women,

· Encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote

 

19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (adopted 18 August 1920)

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

 
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"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own."

Audre Lorde

 

OUR PROJECTS

Inclusive and Community Focused

ARTS & CULTURE

Strength and Passion

EXHIBITS & EVENTS

Remembering and Learning

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Making a Difference

 
Events
Notable Women in Hancock History (recording of Zoom presentation)
Thu, Dec 31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6TcJs6iN3k
Dec 31, 2020, 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6TcJs6iN3k
Former Hancock Mayor John Haeussler shares stories of a small sampling of prominent women, all one-time residents of Hancock, Michigan. Leaders in the arts, athletics, business, education, health care, municipal service, and more, their influence extends throughout the world.
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Petticoat Patriots Exhibit Virtual Tour
Thu, Dec 31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAc_8yHjPv4
Dec 31, 2020, 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAc_8yHjPv4
Missed seeing the "How Michigan Women Won the Vote" exhibit in person? This virtual tour includes excerpts from the opening reception. Pdf of the panels from Michigan Women Forward, brought to us by LWVCC and riseUP: https://pages.mtu.edu/~fmorriso/riseUP/PetticoatPatriotsVirtualExhibit2020.pdf
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riseUP 2020 Events Calendar
Thu, Dec 31
Houghton County
Dec 31, 2020, 7:00 PM
Houghton County, Houghton County, MI, USA
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Beyond Brothels and Bars: Discovering Women's Roles in One Mining Community
Thu, Jun 18
https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/97938206449
Jun 18, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/97938206449
Join local author Jean Ellis as she debunks some widely held assumptions about women's lives in 1910 Calumet Township.
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Women in Sports
Tue, May 19
https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/91214911751
May 19, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/91214911751
Dr. Elizabeth Benyi presents on women's sports in the Keweenaw, while moderator Faith Morrison fields stories you share via Zoom.
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Notable Women in Hancock History
Tue, Apr 07
Carnegie Museum
Apr 07, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Carnegie Museum, 105 Huron St, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Author John Haeussler reveals the influence of women from Hancock, Michigan, who became known beyond the local area to throughout the world.
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Petticoat Patriots Exhibit March 3-28
Sat, Mar 28
Carnegie Museum
Mar 28, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Carnegie Museum, 105 Huron St, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote exhibit from the Michigan Women's Historical Center (now Michigan Women Forward) brought to you by the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. afternoons through March 28.
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Cora Jeffers, Physical Education and the Fight for Equal Rights
Thu, Mar 19
Carnegie Museum
Mar 19, 7:00 PM
Carnegie Museum, 105 Huron St, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Lecturer Laura Walikainen-Rouleau of Michigan Tech highlights the lifelong efforts of Cora Jeffers on behalf of girls' and women's rights in the Copper Country and beyond.
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Petticoat Patriots Exhibit Opening Reception
Thu, Mar 05
Carnegie Museum
Mar 05, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Carnegie Museum, 105 Huron St, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Learn how Michigan women won full voting rights in Michigan in 1918, two years before the 19th Amendment was ratified.
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Heikinpäivä Parade
Sat, Jan 25
East Quincy Street
Jan 25, 11:00 AM
East Quincy Street, E Quincy St, Hancock, MI 49930, USA
Join riseUP in Hancock's Finnish-American celebration of the midpoint of winter, the bear turning over!
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Women's March 2020
Sat, Jan 18
Bridgeview Park
Jan 18, 1:00 PM
Bridgeview Park, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Join us for the fourth annual Copper Country Women's March 2020. We will march from Houghton to Hancock across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge in conjunction with the national Women's March
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Constitution Day Movie: Iron Jawed Angels
Tue, Sep 17
East Reading Room, Van Pelt and Opie Lib
Sep 17, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT
East Reading Room, Van Pelt and Opie Lib, 1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Celebrate the 99th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution with a screening of the movie, Iron Jawed Angels.
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