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Thu, Apr 02


The Grove Hotel

Forum: Third Annual: Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights

Join City Club for the third Annual Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights with Pulitzer Prize-winning American Historian Dr. Laurel Tatcher Ulrich.

Forum: Third Annual: Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights
Forum: Third Annual: Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights

Time & Location

Apr 02, 2020, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

The Grove Hotel, 245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702, USA

About the Event

The City Club of Boise is pleased to present the 3rd Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights, honoring longtime board member Marilyn Shuler, who passed away in early 2017. This year's featured speaker will be Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. An Idaho native, Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian specializing in early America and the history of women, and a professor at Harvard University. Dr. Ulrich will share perspectives on suffrage and women in the West, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. As part of the event, the City Club will also be recognizing a local student whose character and work exemplify the spirit of Marilyn Shuler’s commitment to human rights, civil discourse, and informed civic engagement. Blain Dllingham will be this year's student honoree from Timberline High School. 


$24 City Club Member price

$34 Non-member price

$10 Listen Only price

$400 per Table of 10 ppl

Registration link

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Ulrich studied English at University of Utah and earned her Ph. D. at the University of New Hampshire. In 1976, Ulrich wrote the now-famous phrase “well-behaved women rarely make history” which has taken on international significance and became the framework for her 2007 book with the same name.Dr. Ulrich’s work often centers on the lives and work of ordinary people in history, especially early Americans, and through that lens examines gender roles, community, and economics in history. Her most famous book, “A Midwife’s Tale,” was later the basis for a PBS documentary film and won a Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Ulrich was named a MacArthur Fellow, and is now 300th Anniversary University Professor, Emerita, at Harvard University.

City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU School of Business and our Annual sponsor, St. Luke's Treasure Valley Health Systems. The 2020 Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by AARP of Idaho, Bank of Idaho, Concordia University School of Law, Echelon Group, and Micron. We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners, Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and University of Idaho. Our media partners include Boise State Public Radio, 670 KBOI, and Idaho Public Television, and Idaho Statesman.

Student Honoree Biography:


Blaine Dillingham, Timberline High School

Raised by two moms and proud of it, Blaine has grown up loving politics. He has enjoyed working for the last several years to engage the politically disengaged. Through his YouTube channel, Next Gen Politics, he has interviewed teachers to showcase civil discourse, experts to make policy issues more accessible, and young strangers to build a bandwagon of civic engagement. As President of Young Democrats at Timberline, he has hosted guest speakers such as Representative Ilana Rubel and Mayor Bieter, held policy discussions, and planned debate watch parties to redefine how young people view politics. Blaine’s Independent Service Project for National Honor Society also aims to redefine politics for students by organizing them to push the Boise School Board to commit to a feasibility study on starting school later in the morning. And through his role on the YMCA’s Youth in Government State Committee, he seeks to maximize student enjoyment of the mock legislature program so as to boost interest in government. 


This program is supported in part by a rant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Thank you to our Forum sponsors: 

The Grove Hotel

School for Public Service- Boise State University


Chair: Katherine Himes & Jenifer Johnson

Moderator: Marcia Franklin 

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