Susan B. Anthony’s 200th Birthday in 2020, plus other suffrage centennial notes!

It is Susan B. Anthony’s birthday on February 15th.

Susan B. Anthony: The first militant suffragist on Vimeo.

A big annual fundraiser to benefit the Susan B. Anthony is scheduled to celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday with a special dinner and fundraiser on February 12, 2020 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY.  Dinner is at 6 PM with a reception and cash bar.

The evening will feature the keynote speaker, Tena Clark, the author of Southern Discomfort. She is also a Grammy award-winning musician and composer. Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s birthday is a tradition that started in Anthony’s lifetime. Reserve your table or individual seats.

On March 2, 2020 at 7 pm, there will be a reading of the play, Susan B., at Berkeley Rep’s Peet’s Theatre in downtown Berkeley, California. The reading will open the Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival. This will be a three-month event (a couple of shows per weekend), and the Susan B. reading will be the opening event, along with a reception. More information available later on this site.

Check out the blog devoted to Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr. It has updates, including news, including the renaming of Mt. Discovery in the Adirondacks to Mt. Inez. was launched in 2016 to accompany the 100th anniversary of the death of Inez Milholland during a lecture tour she made to theWest coast of the US. Make checking the news on part of your regular schedule.

Are you planning an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution? Consider building a program around Inez Milholland. There’s a 15-minute documentary film from Wild West Women to show; plus a Gazette tabloid available from the Women’s History Alliance (check their web store), and many souvenirs and related memorabilia also available from the Women’s History Alliance web store.

With resources like this available, your role would be to set a date, find a location, get out the publicity, and coordinate the resources that are available now. It’s a terrific program for an organizational fundraiser.

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