Clear the decks for a party celebrating Women’s Equality Day on August 26th! Need some help when it comes to getting excited about the passage of the 19th amendment? If you’re planning high tea and you’d like a program or memorabilia to go with the sweets, the National Women’s History Project has a collection of materials you’ll find useful: “Women Change America” place mats, equality-day balloons, posters, banners, speeches, a 15-minute Powerpoint, CD with 17 songs, video presentation for grade 7 to adult, purple and gold sashes, and a Women’s Equality Day program kit. Or a program could be as simple as asking people to write the answers to the Women’s Equality Quiz.

Just create an invitation, decide on the place, your guests, the menu. And you’re on your way to hosting a party. If it still seems daunting, just think about the number of people who will tell you afterwards: “Thank you for doing this!” This is the first of several postings this month in preparation for a party celebrating women winning the vote. If you can’t get it together for August, start a “to do” planning list for parties in January (Alice Paul Day) and Susan B. Anthony’s birthday in February.

3 Responses

  • Robert R.

    I’m taking a good friend to a tea house in town. It’s more than the two of us ordering tea and fancy pastries. Now I know the history behind it. Thank you.

  • Winnie

    What a good idea, celebrating Women’s Equality Day with our friends who might not otherwise be aware of the day’s importance!

  • Monique

    I’d like to hear the story from behind the scenes. You know, the thoughts, feelings, aspirations, hopes, dreams and disappointments of the suffragettes that are parallel to what’s happening with us today. For what is the real point here, but to dust off the point of it all and how it relates to us now. Don’t you think?

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