This heartwarming work is coming to us from an unexpected corner. In a really interesting article at WAMU written by Milaela Lafrak, the author explains some great ideas for celebrating the big 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. Take a look:
The history of women’s suffrage and the landscape of Washington, D.C. are inextricably tied. It took decades of women organizing near the Capitol, picketing outside the White House, lobbying Congress and marching on the National Mall to win the right to vote.
This June 4 marks the 100-year anniversary of Congress’ passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits the government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex. Museums and institutions around the District are marking the centennial with exhibitions on the movement’s history and leaders.
Here are five of our top picks for places to learn about key women suffragists, the movement’s strategic wins and moral failings and how the fight for voting rights continues today.
See full story here. A society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage and this is especially true in the modern world. Women in politics has always been topical and researchers have long tried to examine the views of Americans on women in leadership and identify the obstacles and biases toward female politicians. Statistics showing the dreadful lack of female political representation in American history is very important to the understanding of the country’s democracy.
Take a look at this discussion during a Woodrow Wilson Center program from last year discussing the extent of women’s access to the American political system in modern day. In the video, a panel was introduced by the Pew Research Center’s Juliana Horowitz and Ruth Igielnik. Horowitz is the Associate Director of Research at the Pew Research Center and Igielnik is a Senior Researcher. Gwen K. Young, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and The Women in Public Service Project, then moderated the panel discussion. Panelists included:
- Glynda Carr – Co-Founder, Higher Heights
- Kim Parker – Director of Social Trends Research, Pew Research Center
- Sabrina Schaeffe – Leadership Circle Chair, Independent Women’s Forum
- Cynthia Terrell – Founder and Executive Director, Represent Women
The video lasts for about an hour. Take a look: