To my BPW sisters
It was such a pleasure and an honor to award 4 scholarships at our July meeting. These 4 deserving young women have a great future ahead of them. I’m so glad we could be of help to them.
On August 26th we recognize Women’s Equality Day. At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 and passed in 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification 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 observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities. I invite you to take a pause on the 26th and think about the importance of this date and the work that still remains to be done.
On Friday, August 24th BPW Florida will be having a webinar regarding Women’s Equality Day - please register here.
I hope you all enjoying these hot summer months. Remember fall is just around the corner!
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