The Woman They Could Not Silence | Kate Moore | Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 PM |Brookens Auditorium
New York Times bestselling author Kate Moore will speak*(virtually) about her latest book The Woman They Could Not Silence. This riveting tale explores the life of Elizabeth Packard, a Kankakee, Illinois woman who in the years leading up to the Civil War was unjustly committed to the Jacksonville Insane Asylum. There Elizabeth discovers she is not the only sane woman confined within the walls of the Illinois State Hospital. Kate Moore will share the heroic fight that Elizabeth embarks on to not only prove her own sanity, but ultimately to lobby state houses around the country to secure rights for married women and others disenfranchised in the asylum system.
*Kate Moore will be joining us in Brookens Auditorium on the “big screen” via Zoom to present this lecture and participate in a live discussion after the presentation.
Co-Sponsored by the UIS Women’s Center, UIS Diversity Center, and Brookens Library