The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts; The Commonwealth Museum, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin; The Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement Invite You to Women’s Equality Day 2019 Swan Boats Landing, Boston Public Garden Friday, August 23, 2019, 12noon-1:30pm Join us to honor: Sheroes: African […]
Suffrage100MA 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 and Presentations with speakers, authors, or performances
- Marches and Rallies
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated at the Suffrage Centennial Kickoff Celebration at Faneuil Hall. It was a spectacular way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Massachusetts becoming the eighth state to ratify the 19th Amendment, on June 25, 1919. The speakers, performers, musicians, emcee Shirley Leung, and audience all made it an […]
Photos by Suzanne Ouellette, SO Design & Photography
Click on the photo to watch the video clip. Karyn Polito, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts Maura Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts Karen Spilka, President of the Massachusetts Senate Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Yvonne Spicer, Mayor of Framingham Kim Driscoll, Mayor of Salem Andrea Campbell, President, Boston City Council Barbara Lee, […]
Prof. Cynthia Enloe, Sunday, April 28, 4pm, Needham Library
On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts (WSCC), the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, and We Did it For You! Women’s Journey Through History co-sponsored a commemoration of the centennial of a seminal moment in the 72-year woman suffrage movement: the last suffragists arrested […]
The Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden have been the setting for The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition program for Women’s Equality Day, August 26 for the past several years. The giant swans wear replica “Votes for Women” sashes, as do many of the speakers and attendees.
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.