Motorcycle ride to Seneca Falls, NY: May news notes 2013
You’d think the article wasn’t important: the news that greenhouse gas has reached a high never before encountered by humans! It appeared yesterday on page 5 in my local paper. Two million years ago was the last time greenhouse gas levels were this high.
COMING SOON: Suffrage Wagon columnist Tara Bloyd launches a letter writing campaign about sustainability issues of concern to the entire planet. Let’s receive the torch from our suffrage ancestors and carry on their work.
Highlights of suffrage news: UN staff travels to Seneca Falls, NY by motorcycle to bring attention to this historic site in the “cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the US, as well as contemporary views on gender equality. #1. #2. The 24th annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Conference on Youtube. Illinois has its suffrage centennial. #1. #2. Summer suffrage centennial celebration. #1. #2. New play: “The Shrieking Sisters” in Ireland. #1. #2. Highlighting an Australian suffragist. #1. #2. Interviewing one’s grandmother. #1. #2. Helen Hunt and her suffragist great-great grandmother. #1. #2. The ongoing women’s rights and suffrage quilt project features Theodore Roosevelt. #1. #2. An overview of what happened with One Billion Rising. #1. #2. New Zealand suffrage memorial stirring controversy. #1. #2. Scotland honoring its women. #1. #2. Wikipedia coverage of women. #1. #2. Pushback on Pakistani women voters. #1. #2.
Don’t you just love it when Susan B. Anthony believes in a new cause in 2013? This letter places Aunt Susan in history. #1. #2. We need a few laughs. And then, Peter Feinman recommends that historic sites be abolished in blog article published in New York History. #1. #2. More news notes coming later this month.
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Photo at top of column by Sporty Driver.
NEXT TIME: Horse-drawn wagons in the suffrage movement! (a continuing series)