28 2022

Nina Allender, Suffrage Cartoonist: A Book Discussion

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Sinai
Zoom #863 0225 0061 363 Penfield Rd
Rochester, NY 14625

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Ronny Frishman, a longtime Temple Sinai congregant, will discuss the life and work of suffrage cartoonist Nina Allender at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 28th.  Zoom Only!

Allender, one of only a handful of female political cartoonists in the early 20th century, played a vital role in the women's suffrage movement. She was recruited to be the official cartoonist of The Suffragist, the weekly newspaper of the National Woman's Party. Between 1914 and 1927, she created nearly 300 cartoons on suffrage and women's rights. Her suffragist character, known as “the Allender Girl,” was viewed as the period's ideal of the modern female agitator. Allender's cartoons captured national attention and influenced public opinion, leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted full voting rights to women.

Ronny Frishman grew up in the New York City area. She received a degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and has spent more than 30 years writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, and other media, including the Gannett Rochester Newspapers. In recent years, she has undertaken a new challenge – writing books for young readers. Her non-fiction book, Nina Allender, Suffrage Cartoonist: With a Drawing Pencil She Helped Win the Vote for Women, was released in September 2020 by Bedazzled Ink Publishing, and is available for sale.