“I Want to Go to Jail” Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00-1:30pm Grand Staircase, MA State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston This staged reading of an original play by Pamela Swing, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Dabanka (photo on right), Brandeis undergraduate, was performed in period costumes by cast members from We Did it For You! Women’s Journey […]
The Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition (WSCC, formerly Committee) has sponsored events annually since its inception in 2010. The first event was to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2010.
-Celebrations of Women's Equality Day, August 26, at the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden
-Film Screenings relevant to suffrage and women's rights
-Forums with speakers and/or authors
-Marches and Rallies
In 2018 Women’s Equality Day was celebrated at the Swan Boats on August 23. The program included author Barbara Berenson, Judith Kalaora as “Lucy Stone,” and remarks from MassVOTE Executive Director Cheryl Clyburn Crawford. Once again City Hall and the Zakim Bridge were awash with purple for Women’s Equality Day.
The WSCC joined partner organizations for a presentation by Kirstin Downey author of “The Woman Behind the New Deal.” Ms. Downey discussed Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor. April 8, 2018.
The WSCC hosted the opening night screening of “The Divine Order” December 1, 2017. Director Petra Volpe answered questions after the viewing, treating viewers to her unique director’s perspective and insights.
Paving the Way for Tomorrow’s Leaders
A panel discussion with women in positions of leadership inspired tomorrow’s leaders.
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:30 – 7:45 pm, Worcester Historical Museum
WSCC and the League of Women Voters of Needham hosted author Hannah Kimberley to speak about mountaineer and suffragist Anne Smith Peck, the subject of her recent book “A Woman’s Place Is at the Top.” October 5, 2017.