Monday, February 04, 2013

National Women's Month: Guest Blog from WCA/DC


National Women's Month. WCADC's March chapter event involves participating in a national event of major importance to women nationwide. It is the March on Saturday, March 2 organized by the National Women's History Museum to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Suffrage Movement march in 1913 thatresulted in Women gaining the right to vote. Let's honor our foremothers by participating in the parade and other events. website http://www.nwhm.org/ See more info below.
Judith Kaplan NWHM Board Member is also a WCA Florida Chapter member
 
WCADC is planning to join the march and probably will be able to house some people who wish to participate in the events that weekend. 
 
Women's History Month 2013-
The 1913 Suffrage March down Pennsylvania Avenue was a significant turning point in the push for a woman's right to vote.
 
If you are in Washington March 1-3 join NWHM and Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in cooperation with AAUW, DAR, and NWHP among others who are working with DC Cultural Tourism, the National Press Club and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to create a great weekend of activities from March 1-3, 2013.

Linda Denny, a NWHM Board member, is chairing the Committee to kick-off this celebration. In addition to the 2013 March on Sunday, March 3, the events begin on March 1-2 when there will be exhibits, readings and a performance of Take What is Yours, a play about Alice Paul focusing on her arrest, imprisonment and hunger strike in the quest for suffrage. Please contact Linda Denny at ljdenny@gmail.com. Stay tuned for email updates and information posted on www.nwhm.org as the activities unfold. Spread the word to friends and associates to join in this historic weekend.THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM. 2013 LOOKS LIKE THE YEAR FOR US TO GET THE WASHINGTON DC SITE ON OR NEAR THE MALL!
Moving Forward in 2013

NWHM Commission Legislation -Topping our Priority List is securing the passage of the NWHM Congressional Commission Legislation. With the election of new women Senators and Representatives, we have the largest contingent of women in the Congress in our Nation's History and they bring a new sense of awareness and support for a Museum honoring American Women.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION : Petition Drive - NWHM, its members and Coalition Partners have turned in 20,000 signatures urging action on our legislation to members of Congress when they return for the 113th Congress. Keep the signatures coming to show your Members of Congress that you support a National Women's History Museum and encourage your members to do the same. Add your names to the petition online Women's History Month 2013- The 1913 Suffrage March down Pennsylvania Avenue was a significant turning point in the push for a woman's right to vote.

Additional Information About Events 
General Public Events:

The 1913 Suffrage Parade Exhibit
Throughout March in the lobby of the National Press Club
529 14th Street (just south of F St.), 13th Floor, Washington, DC 10045

Learn about key figures from the historic suffrage parade and the role of the press in helping to turn public opinion in favor of women’s voting rights. Created by the National Women’s History Museum with support from the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, the exhibit is free and open to the public. Press Club restaurant, The Fourth Estate, is on the 13th Floor and open to the public. The Metro Center Metro stop is two blocks away.

72 Years of Fighting for the Vote 
Saturday, March 2, 11 AM-12:30 PM—The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
21st at H Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Up front seating included in VIP Package
Learn more about how women’s right to vote was won after a 72-year fight, involving three generations of women. Enjoy a not-to-be-missed panel of experts moderated by Ann Lewis, Chair of the Commission on Celebrating Women’s History and Counsel to President Bill Clinton. No ticket necessary. Near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop.
 
TAKE WHAT IS YOURS by ancedota
Saturday, March 2 at 2pm or 8pm—The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
21st and H Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20052
For tickets-GW Lisner Auditorium Box Office: 
www.lisner.org 202-994-6800
Ticket included in VIP package with preferred seating
Experience New York theater company anecdota’s special multimedia staged readings of its Off Broadway play about Alice Paul, TAKES WHAT IS YOURS, as a fundraising event for NWHM. Four years in the making and composed in the words of Alice Paul, the National Woman’s Party and documents of the time, the play earned New York Times and Backstage Critics’ Picks and rave reviews. The New York Times dubbed it “a psychological thriller about the woman’s suffrage movement …riveting …powerful.” Being adapted by Erica Fae and Jill A. Samuels for large audiences as a fundraiser for the NWHM, the 70-minute staged reading will feature two actors, video segments from the play, and the stunning original sound score. It will be followed by a post-reading discussion with actress Erica Fae and director Jill A. Samuels and others. Located at 21st and H Streets, NW near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop.
 
“First Ladies: Hidden in Plain Sight” 
Cokie Roberts and Professor Catherine Allgor 
Monday, March 4 5:30-7pm--The Arts Club of Washington, DC 2071 I (Eye) St, NW 
For ticket purchase: 
http://nwhm.ticketleap.com/first-ladies-hidden-in-plain-sight/
Ticket included in VIP Package
Journalist Cokie Roberts, author of two books on America’s First Ladies of the infancy of the country, will talk with Professor Catherine Allgor, author of a recent biography of Dolley Madison and Director of Education at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. They will focus on the challenges of telling the stories of the First Ladies. Wine and cheese will be served. Near the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West Metro stops.
 
The Women's Caucus for Art of Greater Washington DC
Website:  www.wcadc.org
 
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