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September 2019

Constitution Day program | Kansas in the U.S. Supreme Court

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The U.S. Supreme Court has granted review to three separate cases involving the state of Kansas in 2019, which it will hear in October and November. Join Stephen McAllister, U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas, and special guests as they explore the constitutional issues raised in each of three cases: Kansas v. Garcia: whether federal immigration laws preempt Kansas identity theft criminal laws. Kahler v. Kansas: whether a state is compelled by the due process clause of the 14th…

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Votes for Women: Suffrage and the 19th Amendment Centennial

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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One hundred years have not yet passed since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted many — but not all — U.S. women the right to vote. Passed by the House and Senate in 1919 and reaching the threshold to become law of the land in 1920, it enfranchised 26 million women voters. In this 100th-anniversary kickoff event, a panel featuring professors Jinx Broussard (Louisiana State University), Teri Finneman (KU) and Candi Carter Olson (Utah State University) will examine…

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Discussion groups | Create Change: Women, Democracy and Global Politics

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Do you dream of creating change in your community, state or country? Are you ready to become a more effective advocate, activist or even an elected official? This fall, Dole fellow Nancy Bocskor will give you a roadmap to turn your knowledge and passion into a plan. By utilizing the tools that women activists use worldwide, you will be both inspired and ready to take action. Bocskor, tagged a “democracy coach” by a German newspaper, teaches citizens around the world…

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October 2019

Ft. Leavenworth series | Philip II “Augustus” of France

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The early reign of Philip II of France was an exhibition of poor generalship, but by the early 1200s, Philip had seized most of the counties and duchies under the control of England’s King John. These victories would construct the territorial basis for modern France. Philip’s crowning victory at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214 was dubbed “the most important battle you’ve never heard of” by the BBC, and the result would forever change the face of Europe. An expert…

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Discover with Dole: Sports in the Archives

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Fall sports are back in swing, so join the Dole Institute to discover our favorite athletic archival items and activities! Discover with Dole is the Dole Institute’s monthly interactive, kid-friendly event at the museum. Families can discover uniquely-themed items in the museum and archives, make crafts, solve puzzles and take part in museum gallery activities. All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public.

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Discussion groups | Create Change: Women, Democracy and Global Politics

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Do you dream of creating change in your community, state or country? Are you ready to become a more effective advocate, activist or even an elected official? This fall, Dole fellow Nancy Bocskor will give you a roadmap to turn your knowledge and passion into a plan. By utilizing the tools that women activists use worldwide, you will be both inspired and ready to take action. Bocskor, tagged a “democracy coach” by a German newspaper, teaches citizens around the world…

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Count Me In, Kansas

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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While many American eyes will be trained on the voting ballot and associated races in 2020, the upcoming U.S. Census is deserving of equal attention. The Dole Institute will partner with staff from the U.S. Census Bureau to present an interactive workshop teaching teens and the general public about the purpose and importance of the 2020 Census. Presented by Melinda Stanley, the event will educate guests on how they can make a lasting, 10-year effect on their community and state…

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Discussion groups | Create Change: Women, Democracy and Global Politics

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Do you dream of creating change in your community, state or country? Are you ready to become a more effective advocate, activist or even an elected official? This fall, Dole fellow Nancy Bocskor will give you a roadmap to turn your knowledge and passion into a plan. By utilizing the tools that women activists use worldwide, you will be both inspired and ready to take action. Bocskor, tagged a “democracy coach” by a German newspaper, teaches citizens around the world…

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Marine, Public Servant, Kansan

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The groundwork for Ernest “Ernie” Garcia’s life was laid by his ancestors through a decade of field labor, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and two world wars. Through hard work, education and some basketball, Ernie would rise to become a public servant, Marine Corps officer and the sergeant-at-arms for the U.S. Senate. Author Dennis Raphael Garcia and Ernie Garcia visit the institute to discuss his remarkable life story, his family’s American dream and the immigrant experience. This program includes…

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The League of Wives: Heath Hardage Lee

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Historian and author Heath Hardage Lee specializes in telling little-known stories of dynamic women throughout history. Her latest work, “The League of Wives,” explores a group of fearless military wives that bucked convention during the Vietnam War to advocate on behalf of their POW/MIA husbands and bring them home. The book has since been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, while its eponymous exhibit debuted at the Dole Institute in spring 2017 and has since traveled nearly 5,000…

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