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Special message from Molly Murphy MacGregor with IMPT news!

The co-founder of the National Women’s History Project, Molly Murphy MacGregor, made an important announcement affirming two things—that the organization will be changing its name and that making August 26th a federal holiday is an important priority for the citizens of the United States. Here is her message:

My friends,

This is just the beginning of our effort to ensure that August 26. 2020 will be declared as a federal holiday,  Many have been waiting to contact their elective representatives until after the November election to begin their lobbying effort.  Still, others have already begun and are organizing events, celebrations, and demonstrations throughout the county.  Whatever you have decided to do, the National Women’s History Alliance, formerly known as the National Women’s History Project will be with you all the way.

In the past, this has been a slow time of the year for us, but that will probably never be true again.  With my retirement just 29 months ahead, we are in the depths of planning an extensive transition.

We have begun by changing our name to the National Women’s History Alliance which better explains our work and focus. We will emphasize and solidify our work as the national clearinghouse for multicultural women’s history.  The name change has become official, but our big announcement will be in January 2019 with the publication and distribution of the 2019 Women’s History Gazette.

It is our hope that you will be active in promoting women’s history and even in recruiting new Alliance members. One of the goals of the National Women’s History Alliance is to expand the celebrations of women’s history past March and into the rest of the year.  Until after the 2020 Centennial, we will be producing two Gazettes, the first will focus on the year’s theme and honorees (to be celebrated throughout the year) and the second will focus on the importance of the women’s full participation in our democracy.  We are excited about all our new plans and we could really use your help.

We are in the process of seeking new Board and Committee members.  If you would like to participate more closely in the array of activities and promotions we do, please let me know.  I would be happy to give you more information depending on your interest and the commitment you would like to make. Please email me at nwhp@nwhp.org.

I hope you will celebrate Women’s Equality Day now and in the future.  This is a link to some great ways to celebrate.  https://www.bustle.com/p/10-productive-ways-to-spend-womens-equality-day-2018-10193052

Sending lots of good wishes – Forward Together!

Molly Murphy MacGregor.

REMEMBER INEZ MILHOLLAND, THE US SUFFRAGE MARTYR!

In 2016 the National Women’s History Project honored Inez Milholland with a year long observance of 100 years since her death.

Follow the Inez centennial blog.

Suffrage Centennials is gearing up for 2020, the centennial of American women voting. It’s also an election year.

HAPPY WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY…!

JOIN THE WOMEN’S HISTORY ALLIANCE: Membership is free though the National Women’s History Project that is making it a priority to work toward making August 26th a federal holiday. Sign up at the NWHP store.

Use the NWHP Gazette to hand out at special events. Order at the NWHP store.

STICKERS OF INEZ MILHOLLAND COMING SOON TO NWHP STORE

While you’re waiting for the stickers to come in, order an Inez Milholland button. These have been popular to hand out when showing the 15-minute film, “Forward into Light,” the feature video produced by Martha Wheelock and Wild West Women. Order the button through the NWHP online store. There’s also an Inez centennial poster and a book about Inez Milholland’s last campaign by Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr. Take note! And we’ll let you know when the Inez stickers are available.

InezMilholland.wordpress.com is the blog for the Inez centennial web site. 

August 26, 2020 is the focal point of the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution when American women will have been voting for 100 years. Have you started planning yet for a special program during 2020?

Visit our sister sites: Suffrage Wagon News Channel and LetsRockTheCradle.com

Rock the Cradle and plan for August 26th, Women’s Equality Day! Find out how…

NEWS UPDATES: The National Women’s History Museum is planning a traveling multi-media exhibit to showcase women’s achievements that will hopefully launch in August of 2019 and travel through August 2021 to celebrate the 2020 national suffrage centennial when American women will have been voting for 100 years. Watch for the “One Woman, One Vote” film festival to celebrate the 2020 suffrage centennial.

Let’s rock the cradle! How? Watch! on Vimeo.

Let’s make August 26th—Women’s Equality Day—a national holiday. The current issue of “How Women Won the Vote” is chock full of resources, information, updates and recommendations about the importance of planning for 2020, the national suffrage centennial in the US. It is published by the National Womens History Project.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

 

Think about fresh produce & activism! Plus suffrage centennial news!

Women Voters: Remember that Food and Activism go together!  on Vimeo.

Suffrage movement cookbooks were an important way of combining food preparation with activism. Suffrage Wagon Cooking School has been featuring these cookbooks that are now in the public domain and available for us to read and experiment with today. Of course, a great deal has changed in terms of measuring ingredients. No more sprinkles of this and a handful of that.

IN SUFFRAGE NEWS: The National Women’s History Project is having its annual online auction to raise money. Get some great deals on books, memorabilia, and educational items. The Central Park women’s statue will be unveiled in New York City during 2020, the national suffrage centennial. Also, the New York State Museum will have a 2020 exhibit that includes the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in NYC and Long island in 1913 for grassroots organizing. Follow Suffrage Wagon News Channel for more information.

If you can, join The Extreme History Project for “Hazel Hunkins of Billings: Protesting at the White House, 1917-1919”, a lecture by Kevin Kooistra, Executive Director of the Western Heritage Center in Billings, on Thursday June 28 at 6 pm at the Museum of the Rockies (600 W. Kagy Blvd., Bozeman, MT).  This lecture is free and open to the public.

 Denied the opportunity to work in a local chemistry lab because of her gender, Billings native Hazel Hunkins promptly joined the national fight for women’s suffrage.  In his presentation, Kevin Koostra will share the story of this gritty woman who remained undeterred even after national resentment led to arrest and recrimination for Hunkins and her fellow protesters.

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Call for nominations—National Women’s History Project

The National Women’s History Project Theme for 2019 is:Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence

This year the National Women’s History Project honors women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.  These Honorees embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to insure just and peaceful results.

For generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, and communities. They have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace. From legal defense and public education to direct action and civil disobedience, women have expanded the American tradition of using inclusive, democratic and active means to reduce violence, achieve peace, and promote the common good.

From women’s rights and racial justice to disarmament and gun control, the drive for nonviolent change has been championed by visionary women. These women consciously built supportive, nonviolent alternatives and loving communities as well as advocating change. They have given voice to the unrepresented and hope to victims of violence and those who dream of a peaceful world. Contact the National Women’s History Project for more information. nwhpnominations@gmail.com by May 31, 2018.

Make sure you, your friends, schools and organizations are planning for 2020 when U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years. Visit the centennial blog for Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr. The National Women’s History Project sponsored a year-long observance of the 100 years since Milholland’s death in 1916. Help remember Inez during 2020.

“Nevertheless they persisted”: NWHP theme for next year, plus suffrage centennial events!

Put Suffrage Centennial events & celebrations on your calendar! on Vimeo.

The National Women’s History Project has announced its theme for National Women’s History Month 2018: “NEVERTHELESS THEY PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” The 2018 theme recognizes the intersecting forms of discrimination women have faced, and continue to face, throughout American history and celebrates the diverse women who have fought, and continue to fight, discrimination at all level and in all forms. Nominations should be emailed to nwhpnominations@gmail.com. Nomination will be accepted through May 20, 2017. Nomination form on the NWHP web site. The nominee’s contributions should be of national significance and her work should amount to more than a single act or accomplishment. Nominations of women from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Nominations can be of both living and deceased women. For details, contact the NWHP.

IN OTHER NEWS: The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission will present a program on April 27th: “The Extraordinary Harriet Tubman: From Slavery to Freedom and Beyond” by Dr. Judith Wellman at the Niagara Falls Amtrak Station in collaboration with the Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. The Trailblazing Women Speaker Series celebrates the centennial year of women’s suffrage in New York State.

May 4 to 7, 2017 is the Spring Writers Literary Festival in Ithaca, NY, a four-day festival the first weekend in May hosted by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Erica S. Brath Jennifer Cremerius, Rachel Dickinson, Barbara Mink, Liz Thompson, and hosts Stacey Murphy and Nora Snyder will present material from an anthology of writing related to women’s suffrage to be released in summer 2017. The anthology is a project of the Writers’ Block Party.

June 7, 2017 is the date for the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network’s spring conference “Developing Strategic Organizational Sustainability” at Colgate University from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is designed for organizations, businesses and private sector interests to become active participants in their communities through regional economic development.

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Inez Milholland is a focus as New York State hits the ground running for its 2017 suffrage centennial!

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New York State is celebrating its 2017 suffrage centennial! on Vimeo.

A New Yorker has taken center stage as New York State hits the ground running in 2017 for its year-long suffrage centennial. Canada had its national suffrage centennial in 2016. Another year-long campaign is still ongoing to support President Obama in awarding a presidential citizens medal to Inez Milholland (1886-1916) before he leaves office.

New York State residents have been speaking up. Recent media of note includes:

(1.) WAMC coverage by reporter Allison Dunne about the citizens medal nomination and the New York State angle. Link to “Petition Supports NY Suffragist for Presidential Citizens Medal.

(2.) An opinion piece by John Tepper Marlin, family relative of Milholland. Link to “A Suffrage Warrior.”

(3.) Point of view by author Sandra Weber stressing Milholland’s inspiration for us today. Link to Inez Milholland. There’s “There’s inspiration in Inez Milholland.”

There is increased support for the Inez citizens medal as 2017 opens the door for New York State to celebrate its suffrage centennial. New York State women won the right to vote in 1917. When they did, the large numbers of new voters from New York tipped the balance in the direction of women voting nationwide. However, it took considerable focus and determination to achieve the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It took several generations of women numbering in the tens of thousands.

A medal for Inez goes beyond honoring honoring her as an individual. She was a catalyst and one of many who devoted their lives to win this essential human and civil right. A citizens medal for Inez will bring awareness to the long hard struggle. Support President Obama in awarding a presidential medal before he leaves office. A medal will be exhibited and travel around the nation for exhibition. A medal will symbolize the connection between the past, present, and future. A medal is long overdue.

For more information: InezMilhollandCentennial.com, nwhp.orgInezMilholland.org, RememberingInez.com, SuffrageWagon.org, SuffrageCentennials.com.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association supports the citizens medal as well as the importance of shedding light on the broad coalition of American women it took to win voting rights at the turn of the 20th century. It is an inspiring story. The Inez Milholland Centennial work is a special campaign of the National Women’s History Project. Martha Wheelock, filmmaker, has made tremendous leaps spreading Inez Milholland’s story by way of a 15-minute documentary on Inez, her life and times. A free DVD is available through InezMilholland.org

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TRAILER: Inez Milholland film coming in late April from filmmaker Martha Wheelock!

Watch the VideoThose interested in organizing special Inez Milholland programs will be able to launch their program initiatives with a new 15-minute film that will be available in late April 2016. Wild West Women and filmmaker Martha Wheelock are busy preparing for the release.  Here’s the trailer:

Inez Milholland is one of sixteen 2016 Honorees being recognized by the National Women’s History Project at a special Women’s History Month luncheon in Washington, DC. The noon event will be held at The Hamilton Live on March 19, 2016. For tickets, visit nwhp.org. For more information and photographs, visit InezMilhollandCentennial.com.

SuffrageCentennials.com is working to bring the story of Inez Milholland to American voters in this election year.

Visit the InezMilhollandCentennial.com web site for educational resources. Sign the digital petition supporting President Obama’s awarding of a presidential citizens’ medal in 2016.

GOODIES and resources with links. Plenty to support your programs.

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Does your organization have a 5-year plan for suffrage centennial events?

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2017 is big year for women’s suffrage movement events and special programs! on Vimeo.

The year 2017 seems like a long way into the future to be planning for women’s suffrage centennial events and special programs. But work is already underway for 2017 and the 100th anniversary of the Silent Sentinels picketing the White House in 1917. And 2017 is also the year for the New York State suffrage centennial.

Projects in the works include a national suffragist memorial in Lorton, Virginia; the continuation of the Women on 20s campaign; a proposed statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in NYC’s Central Park; a new effort by the National Women’s History Project to gather support for the designation of August 26th as a national holiday; and a 2016 centennial observance for Inez Milholland, American’s suffrage martyr. There’s also support for funding New York State’s women’s suffrage centennial commission, plus more in the works.

If the education and fundraising arm of your organization is interested in planning ahead, you’ll have access now to some great presenters whose schedules are filling up NOW. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote and be on the front lines in your community and region.

When planning for your organization, consider a five-year plan that will take your group through the 2020 national centyennial observance when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Suffrage Centennial News Notes: Mark your calendar NOW!

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“Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling raises questions! on Vimeo.

The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling series continues on Suffrage Wagon News Channel. Ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner adds to the fun with his performance and commentary.

The “Suffragette” film from the UK opens in U.S. theaters on October 23. This is an opportunity for all of us suff buffs to get the rest of the world to pay attention to this amazing part of history. For most people, it will be an eyeopener. And with some encouragement, they’ll be hooked. Take advantage of the opportunity provided by the “Suffragette” film by planning for events and observances during 2016. Trailer. 

A Center for the Study of Women’s History opening at the New-York Historical Society will specialize in women’s history exhibitions from the suffrage movement to contemporary women’s movements. It will also support scholarship, produce an interactive film, plan an annual conference to be held in March of each year starting in 2016, sponsor an online class, offer fellowships in women’s history, and much more.

STAY ON TOP OF THE SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL NEWS!

There’s so much happening that no one web site can keep track of everything. So it’s more important than ever for us to share the information. One rich resource is the Suffrage 2020 ListServ compiled by Jill Zahniser that recently announced that the 2020 Centennial Task Force is planning a press release to coincide with the opening of the film “Suffragette.” The Task Force will announce its program for the national 2020 suffrage centennial observance, promote a kickoff project, as well as publish a 2020 web page on the Sewall Belmont House website that could be expanded to a stand-alone website in the future. Post to Suffrage2020 by sending an email with an announcement to Suffrage2020@thezahnisers.com.

Vision 2020, based in Philadelphia, will convene the Fifth National Vision 2020 Congress in Nashville on October 26-28, 2015. The Vision 2020 initiative includes history-focused efforts aimed at achieving equality for women by 2020. For more information: http://drexel.edu/vision2020/.

MORE EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES THAN EVER!

Anne B. Gass continues on her journey to recreate the 1915 cross-country suffrage movement road trip of Sara Bard Field. Follow the trip progress: suffrageroadtrip.com. Mark your calendar for a November 12 event at Cooper Union celebrating Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday. A campaign to restore one of the few existing suffrage movement films, “Mothers of Men,” is underway. It requires funding and support. More about this on SuffrageCentennials.com The year 2017 is the centennial of the picketing of the White House. Support the Kickstarter campaign of a book for young people that includes photographs never before seen of the demonstrations.

The Inez Milholland Centennial observance, a program of the National Women’s History Project, is gearing up for a year-long observance starting in January 2016. More information coming soon about Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr. Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. are national co chairs. Become a partner and plan programs honoring Inez Milholland during 2016.

A list containing the details of more than 1,300 suffrage activist arrests – including that of Emmeline Pankhurst – is available online. Suffrage activists arrested from 1906 through 1914 include Emily Wilding Davison, Louisa Garrett Anderson, Annie Kenney, and Emmeline Pankhurst. The information has been published by Ancestry to coincide with the release of the “Suffragette” film. The list is available on www.ancestry.co.uk.

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