Sun, Aug 23|
SIWWM Celebrates the Centennial
Join us in acknowledging the passage of Women's Right to Vote by acknowledging our Local Leaders
Time & Location
Aug 23, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
About The Event
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. SIWWM is so happy to announce that we will honor Staten Island women for their contribution to voter and civic engagement.
Although this centennial marks a very historic moment for white women, it excluded black women. We wanted to acknowledge these women for their civic engagement despite black women not being granted the right to vote until 1965 with the passage of the civil rights act.
The women we want to honor are:
- Margie Garvin
- Sarah Blas
- Shahana Masum
- Safiyyah Abdul Qawiyy
- Helen Settles
- Veronica Gambon
- Clara Sue Ogburn