Big birthday bash in NYC, plus suffrage centennial news notes

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SuffrageCentennials.com is partnering with WomensActivism.NYC and the NYC Department of Records and Information Services on spreading the word about the event, “Declaration of Sentiments: The Remix” scheduled for November 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m., at the Great Hall at Cooper Union in NYC. The focus is the celebration of New York’s 2017 suffrage centennial and the 200th birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

The ticket buying link is: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10039568 

Performers include Sweet Honey in the Rock, Samantha Bee, Carrie Mae Weems, Sharon Van Etten, Dan Zanes, Princess Nokia, Tona Brown, Carl Hancock Rux, LAVA, Nadia Shahram, Poets Aja Monet, Crystal Valentine and Ramya Ramana, Girl Be Heard, Cat Glennon and Tora Lopez, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls presents Harsh Crowd.

IN OTHER NEWS: Important conference set for October 15, 2015 in Canada to prepare for its 2016 suffrage centennial. The NYS Cultural Heritage Tourism Network held a conference last week to drum up business for New York’s 2017 suffrage centennial. A preview of the “Suffragette” film shown at a National Women’s Hall of Fame program was one perk of the gathering. Watch for the opening of “Suffragette” at a theatre near you. Ten new women were inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY for 2015.

“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is featured on Suffrage Bookshelf. The next episode of “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling is scheduled for October 8, 2015: “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling. Great stories for teaching and learning about this important part of American history. What does cooking have to do with suffrage centennials? The Votes for Women movement produced its own cookbooks for fundraising purposes. For the past year one cooking school has been dreaming up recipes and feature articles that remind us of this fact. Farmers’ markets will be ending their seasons soon. Stock up for the winter while there’s still time.

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