Women’s Equality Week, Chicago women’s conference, Gazette, and plans for travel!
The National Women’s History Project has published a special issue of the Gazette—”How Women Won the Vote.” The publication is available for events and observances in time for August 26th, Women’s Equality Day. A single copy is free. Bulk orders are $10 for 25 copies. Contact the NWHP for details.
A women’s convention is planned for October 2017 in Chicago. The event will attract thousands of women of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 26 – 28 for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and movement building to continue the preparation for the 2018 mid-term elections. Early registration is available. Contact Mariam at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments, or ideas.
Women’s Equality Week will be observed from August 18 to August 27, 2017 at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY. Each day during the week will feature presentations on one of eight women. Ranger led talks on each individual will take place at 11 am and 3 pm. Nineteen additional women will be highlighted with displays and descriptions.
Planning a trip? Include a visit to the New York State Museum in Albany, NY for its votes for women exhibit that opens on November 4, 2017 in Albany for a much-anticipated display of New York’s treasures, many of them never seen in public before. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns will be part of the exhibit.
Organizing an event or celebration for August 26th—Women’s Equality Day? There is movement underway to build support to make the date a national holiday. Get busy now on the local and state level and visit the National Women’s History Project web site for details.
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