Valiant Women of the Vote Socially Sparked
The nation is celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage and the women’s right to vote in countless ways. Webinars, blogs, podcasts, zoom panels, and virtual events are the new norm for all planned festivities as we continue to pivot to all things virtual due to the pandemic.
You Can't Keep A Good Women or a Centennial Celebration Down!
Even an unprecedented, unplanned, dangerous enemy as COVID-19 cannot and is not preventing all the centennial celebrations that organizations, institutions, businesses and individuals have spent years planning and preparing for on this momentous day and time in America’s history.
Art exhibits, museum shows and special events are being reimagined with virtual performances, online tours, in-depth guides and historical materials that everyone can access and enjoy. According to the National Women’s History Alliance, commemorations will continue to take place throughout this year and won’t end there. Skydivers, marathoners, classic car fans and a wide array of Americans are changing their plans and rescheduling in 2021.
“We’re happy to extend the celebration and to take more time to recognize the suffrage movement as a central part of our nation’s history.” – National Women’s History Alliance
NATIONAL WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MONTH
The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission worked with the U.S. Congress to designate August 2020 as National Women’s Suffrage Month! The Commission and its partners will conduct month-long suffrage inspired digital programming to commemorate 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote.
Many celebratory events, some live and many online, are planned for this week and next throughout the country. Here’s a link to a calendar of events to honor 100 years of the women’s right to vote: Calendar
WOMEN SOCIALLY SPARKED®!
In honor of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, Socially Sparked News is highlighting our past stories over the last four years of our existence with links to each feature. In addition we are providing a gallery of our images supporting the women’s movement through our years. Enjoy!
The centennial celebrations of the women’s right to vote are just beginning. We salute all women, past and present who have helped pave the way for women’s equality. This is just the beginning of a new decade. There’s more work to be done. Women are still striving for the gender equal boardroom, a gender equal government, gender equal media coverage, gender equal workplaces, gender equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth and more. We leave you Socially Sparked with a quote from the ultimate feminist and advocate – – Gloria Steinem.
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” — Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist