The Power of Black Women Voters
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Power of Black Women Voters

Recent elections have brought attention to both the value and disregard of the Black women's vote. As we move toward the celebration of the centennial of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote, we take a look at the role of Black women as suffragists, activists, voters, and political leaders. 

Join Gloria Browne-Marshall, JD, MA, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, along with moderator Krysta Jones, founder and CEO of Vote Lead Impact, Inc., as she discusses the power of Black women voters, and how we can leverage all voters to create better public policy for all. 

This event is co hosted by Vote Lead Impact, Arlington County Libraries, Women's Vote Centennial Initiative, Women Work (WoW) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Nu Xi Zeta chapter. Co sponsors include Virginia's List and Virginia NOW. RSVP: https://bit.ly/2qReRAE

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Women's Suffrage and New York City: A Centennial Celebration
May
20
8:00 AM08:00

Women's Suffrage and New York City: A Centennial Celebration

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In honor of the anniversaries of the passage of Women’s Suffrage in New York and the 19th Amendment, The Bronx County Historical Society honors New York’s women of the past and present.  This symposium will showcase the efforts of women throughout the 19th-21st centuries.  Panel discussions will explore these experiences and define how the legacies of women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Nellie Bly paved the way for the opportunities women have today. 

Event website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-suffrage-and-new-york-city-a-centennial-celebration-symposium-tickets-42101245960

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Discussion: The New York State Women's Suffrage Movement
Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Discussion: The New York State Women's Suffrage Movement

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Dr. Susan Goodier and Dr. Karen Pastorello will discuss the story of the New York State women’s suffrage movement that culminated in women gaining the right to vote in 1917, three years before the national amendment was passed. They will detail how New York suffragists were the vanguard for the movement, and their success provided the momentum for the national amendment. 

Event website: https://www.niagara.edu/womens-studies-event-calendar/show/569

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Lecture: Women Voted in New York Before Columbus
Mar
27
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture: Women Voted in New York Before Columbus

Dr. Sally Roesch-Wagner, a New York Council for the Humanities Scholar, will talk about the Haudenosaunee women of New York and their equal rights society that influenced the early suffragists. Haudenosaunee women owned the land, the children, and the food and resources. Their husbands took their wives’ family names, and women voted on and removed male political representatives. Haudenosaunee women demonstrated to the suffragists that egalitarian society was possible.

Event website: https://www.niagara.edu/womens-studies-event-calendar/show/568

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It's My Party!
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

It's My Party!

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Join Pipeline Playwrights at Metro Stage for a stage reading of It's My Party! by Ann Timmons. Learn what happens when two different factions ignite political change using wildly different tactics? "It's My Party!" reveals the competing strategies, daring stunts, shaky alliances, and bitter rivalries that propelled the suffragists' march toward the 19th Amendment.

Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/595481490794262/

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Open House: Belmont-Paul Monument and the National Woman's Party
Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Open House: Belmont-Paul Monument and the National Woman's Party

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National Woman's Party at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we invite you to join us for our Open House at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The Day will include presentations by historic interpreters offering a glimpse into the people and moments from the women’s equality movement, Ranger and NWP led discussions, and an opportunity for visitors to venture into the Florence Bayard Hilles Feminist Library for rarely-seen items on display, including signs and memorabilia from our unique collection from the 2017 Women’s March. Spread the word and we look forward to seeing you in March!

Event website: http://nationalwomansparty.org/?post_type=programs&p=6038

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Women and the Vote: Funding Feminism
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Women and the Vote: Funding Feminism

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In celebration of Women’s History Month and leading up to the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 2020, we are presenting programs honoring women’s suffrage history. Today’s panel discussion examines the role and sources of money in the suffrage fight—both in support of and in opposition to the suffrage amendment—as well as the role of money for elected women in contemporary political life. Distinguished panelists include Page Harrington, former Executive Director, National Woman’s Party and Belmont-Paul National Monument; Joan Johnson, author of Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967; A’Lelia Bundles, author & journalist; and Sarah Bryner, Research Director, Center for Responsive Politics. A book signing will follow the program.

Event website: https://www.archivesfoundation.org/event/womens-suffrage-vote-funding-feminism/

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Lecture: Black Buffalo Clubwomen and the Suffrage Movement
Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture: Black Buffalo Clubwomen and the Suffrage Movement

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Dr. Lillian Williams, Chair of the Department of Transnational Studies at the University at Buffalo, will speak on her research about Mary Talbert, the Phyllis Wheatley Club, and the National Association for Colored Women, and their fight for both the vote and human dignity. Talbert was instrumental in organizing black women in the region to fight for their rights, and tried to work with white suffragists to gain the vote. 

Event Website: https://www.niagara.edu/womens-studies-event-calendar/show/567

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We the Women
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

We the Women

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•    Speakeasies, specialty cocktails and tasting stations from women-owned and led businesses
•    Light hors d'oeurves
•    Historic suffragist documents on view
•    Live jazz and swing music
•    Dance lessons including the "Charleston"
•    Make your own suffragist-themed buttons and sashes
•    Chat with Archives curators and historians
•    After-hours access to museum exhibits
•    Themed photo booth
•    Cocktail attire, suffragist white -- or come in 1920's era theme (suffragist, Gatsby, etc.). There will be stations and props to help you get in character.

Event Website: https://www.archivesfoundation.org/women/

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Screening: Equal Means Equal
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Screening: Equal Means Equal

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Alice Paul Institute

Join us for a screening of the moving documentary Equal Means Equal! Don’t miss this powerful film that explores the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and advocates for its passage.

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.” – from EqualMeansEqual.org

This event is FREE.

Event Website: http://www.alicepaul.org/newsevents/

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Screening: The Divine Order at E Street Cinema
Mar
8
5:15 PM17:15

Screening: The Divine Order at E Street Cinema

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Celebrated across the world each year on March 8, International Women’s Day provides an incredible opportunity for global, women’s-centered action, advocacy, and solidarity. This year, the NWP will be marking International Women’s Day with a screening of The Divine Order, the groundbreaking Swiss film about the women whose ongoing fight for suffrage secured their right to vote in Switzerland in 1971. There will be a reception in the E Street Cinema lobby at 5:00pm, and the film will start at 6pm. Following the screening, we will feature an exclusive video message to the NWP from the film’s director, Petra Volpe and remarks from NWP President, Susan Carter.

Event website: http://nationalwomansparty.org/?post_type=programs&p=6090

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Open House: Belmont-Paul Monument and the National Woman's Party
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Open House: Belmont-Paul Monument and the National Woman's Party

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National Woman's Party at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we invite you to join us for our Open House at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The Day will include presentations by historic interpreters offering a glimpse into the people and moments from the women’s equality movement, Ranger and NWP led discussions, and an opportunity for visitors to venture into the Florence Bayard Hilles Feminist Library for rarely-seen items on display, including signs and memorabilia from our unique collection from the 2017 Women’s March. Spread the word and we look forward to seeing you in March!

Event website: http://nationalwomansparty.org/?post_type=programs&p=6038

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Discussion: Local Nonprofits in a Global City
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Discussion: Local Nonprofits in a Global City

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Join the National Woman’s Party on Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument for a conversation with the leaders behind the DC Rape Crisis Center, Friends of Guest House, and the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project as we discuss the barriers to running a successful, women-centered nonprofit in the nation’s capital and the strategies, tactics, and best practices for serving the local communities of Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

In a city dominated by national politics and international aid groups, Washington, DC’s women-centered nonprofits work to build, foster, and heal the communities in our region by providing services that reduce and eliminate the many barriers women continue to face to economic and social equality. By demanding that the region’s women have the basic right to dignity and safety, these unique, vital, and all-too often overlooked and undervalued nonprofits serve and uplift the women who call the nation’s capital home.

The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument is located at 144 Constitution Ave. NE in Washington, DC. 

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The Legacy of Shirley Chisholm: Screening and Conversation
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

The Legacy of Shirley Chisholm: Screening and Conversation

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In a whirlwind of historic firsts, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 and, in 1972, the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States. Join us for a screening of the Peabody Award winning documentary, Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004, 75 min), which tells the extraordinary story of a woman claiming her place in American politics. Following the film, director Shola Lynch will discuss Chisholm's lasting legacy with Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, the current representative of Chisholm's former Ninth Congressional District.  

Doors open to Ronay Menschel Hall at 6:00 pm and wine and light snacks will be served leading up to the program, which begins at 6:30 pm. 

Event website: http://www.mcny.org/event/legacy-shirley-chisholm-screening-and-conversation

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