Hope you can join us–Saturday, August 22
Commissioner Catherine Magid
TheGreensboro Commission on the Status of Women(GCSW) invites you to the Women’s Equality Day Centennial, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, securing for women the right to vote.
The 19th Amendment was signed into the constitution as law on August 26, 1920 after a 72 year struggle. The North Carolina Congress did not ratify the 19th Amendment until 1971.
The 19th Amendment prohibited denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Millions of women of color were denied the right to vote and shut out at the polls. The struggle for the right to vote continues today.
Register today to join us on Saturday, August 22 from 9-10:30 am for a virtual celebration of Women’s Suffrage featuring keynote speaker Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of N.C. Anita Earls, song by Joyce Rouse and Call to Action from Greensboro City Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter.
Human Relations Department
City of Greensboro