Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Exhibition Opening: „Habt den Mut zum Neuen!“ – Women fighting for Rights and Justice on October 30.

From October 30 to December 1, 2019 the exhibition on „Habt den Mut zum Neuen!“ – Women fighting for Rights and Justice will be on display in the lobby of the PEG Building on Campus Westend. It shows 21 portraits of historical feminist activists who have fought for democracy and equality.

However, this is not the end of the story: All visitors* to the exhibition are invited to make suggestions and to add further portraits of important women. These are presented on pin boards in the lobby of the PEG and on the website of the Cornelia Goethe Center.

The exhibition will be opened on October 30, 2019 with the following program (in German):

18:15h Greetings

Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wolff (President of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)
Dr. Gabriele Wenner (Head of the Women’s Department at the City of Frankfurt)
Prof. Dr. Helma Lutz (Managing Director at the Cornelia Goethe Center)

18:30h Contributions on selected portraits

Dr. Marion Keller: Bertha Pappenheim and Frankfurt pioneers of social work
Dr. Vanessa Thompson: Sojourner Truth in conversation with Toni Morrison
Dagmar Priepke: Ottilie W. Roederstein and Elisabeth Winterhalter – Frankfurt Years

19:15h Reception and tour of the exhibition

Location & Time

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 1.G 191
30.10.2019, 6-8 pm c.t.


Cornelia Goethe Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CGC)

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our cooperation partners for their support!