The Junior League of Louisville is a proud sponsor of this years Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2017 presented by the League of Women Voters of Louisville!
On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Frazier History Museum, 829 West Main Street
What: Honoring the 97th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote. FREE and open to the public. Music & Refreshments.
Welcome: Dee Pregliasco,
President, League of Women Voters of Louisville
Film: ONE FINE DAY
Guest Speaker: Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State
Guest Speaker: Bobbie Holsclaw, Jefferson County Clerk
Film: VOTES FOR WOMEN
Group Discussions: Update Declaration of Sentiments Marsha Weinstein, Past President, League of Women Voters of Louisville
Call to Action
Closing Song: I am Woman, sung by Sarah Striers