Bergman Memorial Lecture

100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

Event Highlights

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You Are Cordially Invited

USD School of Law is pleased to present a panel discussion commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote. This free event is open to the public, USD faculty/administrators, and all undergraduate, graduate, and law students on:

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom


Registered participants will receive links to the Zoom live video event and a selection of virtual backgrounds. 

Suggested Attire for Virtual Photo Booth

As women took great strides towards equality, they used fashion to further their cause. The colors of the suffrage movement were: Purple (loyalty), White (purity), and/or Gold (life). Adorn the colors of the movement and show off your attire through the event's virtual photo booth–a link to the photos will be shared with all participants following the event. 


Professor Miranda McGowan
USD School of Law







Hon. Cathy Ann Bencivengo
U.S. District Court
Southern District of California

Dora Rose
Deputy Director
League of Women Voters of California

Taina Angeli Vargas
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Initiate Justice



2020 Bergman Lecture 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Commemorative Package

Participate in the Women's Vote Centennial with a $25 Commemorative Package including a printed program, Votes for Women International Suffragists' Song 8 1/2" x 11" card stock poster, Anniversary of Women's Suffrage 1.5" Pin, Vintage Women's Vote Images, and Suffrage Centennial Reading List & Film Pairings. Commemorative Packages can be purchased when you register. All proceeds support the Women's Legal Clinic and Advancing Black Leadership and Scholarship in the Law. Purchase package by Monday, September 14, to receive by September 23.  

Complimentary Original Slideshow for Postponed March 2020 In-Person Event 

Donate directly to the Women's Legal Clinic and/or Advancing Black Leadership and Scholarship in the Law. 


 Women's Legal Clinic   Black Leadership 


Election Day

Bergman Memorial Lecture

The Jane Ellen Bergman Memorial Lecture Series on Women, Children, and Human Rights is a gift from Dr. Barbara Yates, a longtime professor at the University of Illinois, and a friend of the late Bergman. According to Dr. Yates, Bergman was “an ordinary citizen who chose to devote her professional life to public service. As a nursing administrator, public health educator, and family therapist, she developed an abiding interest in the human rights of common people, especially the plight of women and children, in a rapidly changing world.” This series is a lasting tribute to Bergman and an opportunity for USD students, faculty/administrators, and community members to hear distinguished lecturers discuss issues concerning women, children, and human rights.

USD School of Law is honored to host the 2020 Bergman Lecture celebrating the Women's Vote Centennial.

 Learn More About the
Women's Vote Centennial Initiative


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