Nonprofit hires U.S. historian and expert researcher to support
completion of flagship K-12 education curriculum and other complementary
campaign initiatives and projects.
Days 2020, a campaign dedicated to popularizing Utah women’s history
in creative and communal ways, today announced it has hired Katherine
Kitterman as Historical Director; she will start on May 21. Currently a
doctoral candidate in American History at the American University in
Washington, D.C., Kitterman is uniquely qualified to help research and
share Utah women’s history in creative ways. Most recently, Kitterman
was a research assistant at Leavitt Partners and adjunct professor for
the Church History and Doctrine Department at Brigham Young University.
“Better Days 2020 is thrilled to welcome Katherine to our team as
Historical Director,” said Better Days 2020 CEO Neylan McBaine. “With
her subject matter expertise in Utah women’s history from her
dissertation at American University and her experience at the
Smithsonian Institution, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and
other historical destinations, we feel like Katherine will be an
exceptional resource as we highlight the unique and diverse stories of
historical Utah women and their leadership. She is clearly a historian
who can synthesize all of the details of names, dates and places, and
bring them to life and make them applicable to a mainstream audience.”
The Better Days 2020 campaign is comprised of strategic educational,
legislative and creative initiatives, including the development of a
Utah women’s history curriculum for 4th, 5th, 7th
and 11th grades; a historic downtown suffrage experience and
walking tour of significant suffragist sites; and management efforts
with Utah’s federal delegation to pass a bipartisan resolution giving
Salt Lake City, Utah, its rightful claim as a major player in the
suffrage movement; among other key projects.
About Better Days 2020
Better Days 2020 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to popularizing Utah
women’s history. The year 2020 commemorates women’s history in Utah,
celebrating the Utah Territory women’s first vote in 1870, as well as
the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted all U.S.
women the right to vote. Recently, Better Days 2020 was named 2018 Best
of State winner in the Education/Advocacy Organization category. To
learn more and/or support, visit www.betterdays2020.org.
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