Each year on August 26th we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States. But this year, 2020, we will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Here are a few suggestion on how to celebrate Monday, August 26th.
Monumental Women will unveil the commissioned sculpture featuring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Literary Row in Central Park, on August 26th. Watch the unveiling on a Livestream at 7:45am.
Join Dare to Run in a celebration of the day, and recognition of alumni of the Dare to Run program, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and empower women with the skills necessary to run for public office.
Take a Virtual Tour celebrating The Women of Greenwich Village with Lucie Levine. Register for the virtual tour, which will take place at 6:00pm.
Make a Toast to Tenacity on August 26th at 1:00pm eastern time by raising a glass of grape juice, as the suffragists did due to Prohibition. Participate live-stream by completing the Google form.
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day at a Conference in Saratoga Springs with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative.
Check out the light celebration, when buildings and landmarks across the country will light up in purple and gold for the commission’s nationwide Forward Into Light campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.”
Immerse yourself in the Centennial, test your suffrage knowledge, explore centennial resources throughout the Country at 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative.
Explore the Suff Buffs! Check out the Herstory Series.
Did you know that Bella Abzug (D-NY) put forth the idea of Women’s Equality Day in 1971, and in 1973 Women’s Equality Day was designated. The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. In celebration of the day, let’s take a walk through Bella Abzug Park.
Take a walk through the Central Park Zoo and view the new exhibition, #IfThenSheCan, a pop-up exhibit celebrating women in STEM, on view through October 31, 2020.
Check out Where Women Made History with National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Other monuments dedicated to women in our area?
Check out Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s 19th Amendment Centennial StoryMap!
We will continue to add to the list ~ more to come!