Sunday, August 26, 2007

Celebrate the 87th Anniversary of U.S. Women's Right to Vote

August 26th is Women's Equality Day
The National Women's History Project says, "At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as 'Women’s Equality Day.' The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York." The 2nd Annual California Women's Equality Day Parade & Rally will take place on Saturday, August 25th, beginning at 9:30am at Sacramento's Southside Park, at 7th & T Streets. There will be a rally on the West Steps of the Capitol at 11am. A related event during the weekend will be a "Great Women of Jazz, 1890-1990" concert at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 24th, at the 24th Street Theater in Sacramento. On Thursday, August 30th, Radical Women will hold an event to celebrate the anniversary of U.S. women's right to vote, at 7pm at the new New Valencia Hall, which is located at 625 Larkin Street, Suite 202 , San Francisco. Before the evening begins, there will be a Summer Dinner, with a vegetarian option, available at 6:15pm for a $7.00 donation. NWHP's Women's Equality Day Site | Women's Equality Parade | Radical Women

Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]