CONCERN ABOUT THE RISE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DUE TO PANDEMIC
The European Union is only one of the international forums concerned about the rise of domestic violence resulting from the lockdowns of areas around the world due to the virus pandemic. This isn’t new. Health crises have in the past led to domestic violence and this is no exception.
This is a video produced by the international movement associated with Eve Ensler (vday.org) that has been responding to this trend during so-called “normal times” that has been made even more alarming now. Here is musical and video commentary:
IF YOU WANT TO ADD SPICE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION’S PROGRAMMING…
Consider focusing a program on Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr. It may have to be a virtual event. If so, it’s a trial run to learn what it takes to function online during these troubled times. Planning may have to take mobility issues into consideration because of the many closings during the coronavirus emergency.
CONSIDER A RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES
If you are able to plan a “live” event sometime this year, you can quickly pull together an excellent 15-minute film about Inez, and add a copy of the Gazette, a tabloid and handout on 2020 suffrage events and special celebrations, to your guests’ resources. The Gazette is published by the Women’s History Alliance (see their web shop for details). There’s music by Earth Mama and many other performers.
Another possibility is a virtual event, gallery, or exhibition.
In late 2019, Mt. Discovery was renamed Mt. Inez, in honor of Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr from upstate New York. The town of Lewis, NY and its residents are proud of the road markers erected locally, funded by the Pomeroy Foundation, to mark and locate Milholland’s grave and related locations. The Milholland family lived in Lewis, NY for many decades. And the town has been the site of many events over the years to commemorate Inez.
There’s a terrific 15-minute film about Inez, perfect for 2020 observances and for the general public. And the renaming of Mt. Discovery in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York State is a milestone in the work conducted over the past decade to bring the stories about US suffrage activists to the attention of the public. Stay in touch with the many opportunities during 2020 to bring the story of the history of the US women’s rights movement to the attention of the broader public.
Stay up to date with news about Inez on the centennial blog, InezMilhollandCentennial.com
Follow Suffrage Wagon News Channel for news and views.
The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon was put on exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York in early March of 2020. It was scheduled to be there until the end of the summer of 2020. As of this date, the New York State Museum is closed temporarily. Find out about the wagon’s future exhibition at SuffrageWagon.org
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Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009.