Book Talk with Tina Cassidy
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Book Talk with Tina Cassidy

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Join us at East City Bookshop to hear author Tina Cassidy discuss her new book, Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote, an eye-opening, inspiring, and timely account of the complex relationship between notable suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight for women’s equality. 

Woodrow Wilson lands in Washington, DC in March of 1913, a day before he is set to take the presidential oath of office. Expecting a throng of onlookers, he is instead met with minimal interest as the crowd and media alike watch a twenty-five-year-old Alice Paul organize 8,000 suffragists in a first-of-its-kind protest led by a woman riding a white horse just a few blocks away from the Washington platform. The next day, the New York Times calls the procession “one of the most impressively beautiful spectacles ever staged in this country.”

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?  weaves together two story-lines: Paul’s and Wilson’s, two seemingly complete opposites who had more in common than either one could imagine. Paul’s procession led her to be granted a one-on-one meeting with President Woodrow Wilson, one that would lead to many meetings and much discussion, though little progress. With no equality in sight and patience wearing thin, Paul organized the first group to ever picket on the White House lawn—night and day, through sweltering summer mornings and frigid fall nights.

From solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and mental institutions to sitting right across from President Woodrow Wilson, Mr. President,How Long Must We Wait? reveals the inspiring, near-death journey it took, spearheaded in no small part by Paul's leadership, to grant women the right to vote in America. A rousing portrait of a little-known feminist heroine and an inspirational exploration of a crucial moment in American history—one century before the Women’s March.

A book signing will follow the program. This event is free and open to all.

This event is proudly co-sponsored by the NWP and East City Bookshop.

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Recognizing Black Suffragists: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Recognizing Black Suffragists: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop

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Did you know that Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that anyone can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries? Data has shown that less than 18% of biographies on English-language Wikipedia are about women. Help us change that by joining us on April 13 at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument for a Wikipedia editing workshop. We will work together to improve and create Wikipedia content about black women who fought for the right to vote. Training will be provided, and no prior knowledge of suffrage history or Wikipedia editing is required.

This free event is presented by the National Woman's Party and the National Park Service with support form Wikimedia DC. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Please bring your own laptop. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan, and they can reserved by emailing info@wikimediadc.org.

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Book Talk at the National Archives
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Book Talk at the National Archives

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Join us at the National Archives to hear authors Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore discuss their ground-breaking new book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is filled with personal stories that bring to life heroic figures we all know and introduce us to some of those who’ve worked behind the scenes but are still hidden. Whatever their perch, the Colored Girls are always focused on the larger goal of “hurrying history” so that every American ― regardless of race, gender or religious background ― can have a seat at the table. This is their story. A book signing will follow the program. This event is free and open to all.

About the authors:

Donna Brazile, a veteran Democratic political strategist, is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, author, television political commentator, and former interim chair of the Democratic Party. Donna Brazile is the author of Cooking with Grease and the New York Times bestseller Hacks.

Yolanda Caraway, the founder of The Caraway Group, a nationally recognized public relations firm, has played a major role in shaping the goals and objectives of the Democratic Party for over thirty years.

The Reverend Leah Daughtry is a nationally recognized teacher, preacher, speaker, organizer, leader, planner, political strategist, and CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions.

Minyon Moore, partner of the Dewey Square Group, was formerly CEO of the Democratic National Committee, Assistant to the President of the United States and director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, and director of White House political affairs under President Bill Clinton.

About the book:

The four most powerful African American women in politics share the story of their friendship and how it has changed politics in America.

The lives of black women in American politics are remarkably absent from the shelves of bookstores and libraries. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is a sweeping view of American history from the vantage points of four women who have lived and worked behind the scenes in politics for over thirty years―Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore―a group of women who call themselves The Colored Girls. Like many people who have spent their careers in public service, they view their lives in four-year waves where presidential campaigns and elections have been common threads. For most of the Colored Girls, their story starts with Jesse Jackson’s first campaign for president. From there, they went on to work on the presidential campaigns of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Over the years, they’ve filled many roles: in the corporate world, on campaigns, in unions, in churches, in their own businesses and in the White House. Through all of this, they’ve worked with those who have shaped our country’s history―US Presidents such as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, well-known political figures such as Terry McAuliffe and Howard Dean, and legendary activists and historical figures such as Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Betty Shabazz.

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Book Talk with Bonnie Morris
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Book Talk with Bonnie Morris

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Join us at East City Bookshop to hear author Bonnie Morris discuss her new book, The Feminist Revolution: The Struggle for Women’s Liberation, declared a must-read by Oprah’s Book Club.

The Feminist Revolution offers an overview of women's struggle for equal rights in the late twentieth century. Beginning with the auspicious founding of the National Organization for Women in 1966, at a time when women across the world were mobilizing individually and collectively in the fight to assert their independence and establish their rights in society, the book traces a path through political campaigns, protests, the formation of women's publishing houses and groundbreaking magazines, and other events that shaped women's history. It examines women's determination to free themselves from definition by male culture, wanting not only to "take back the night" but also to reclaim their bodies, their minds, and their cultural identity. It demonstrates as well that the feminist revolution was enacted by women from all backgrounds, of every color, and of all ages and that it took place in the home, in workplaces, and on the streets of every major town and city. This sweeping overview of the key decades in the feminist revolution also brings together for the first time many of these women's own unpublished stories, which together offer tribute to the daring, humor, and creative spirit of its participants.

BONNIE J. MORRIS taught women's history for 22 years at both George Washington University and Georgetown, and is now a lecturer in the Gender and Women's Studies Department at UC Berkeley. She is the award-winning author of 14 books, and a 17 year scoring reader for the AP U.S. History exam. D-M WITHERS is a writer, researcher, curator and publisher, who is currently Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. D-M's recent publications include Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission: Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage, which won the 2016 Feminist and Women's Studies Association Book Prize. Curatorial projects include Music & Liberation and Sistershow Revisited.

A book signing will follow the program. This event is free and open to all.

This event is proudly co-sponsored by the NWP and East City Bookshop.

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Book Talk with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Eleanor Smeal, and Kirsten Swinth
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Book Talk with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Eleanor Smeal, and Kirsten Swinth

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The National Woman's Party, East City Bookshop, and Feminist Majority Foundation are proud to present Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal, and Kirsten Swinth, author of Feminism’s Forgotten Fight: the Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family, for a discussion on the radical demands of the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s. We’ll discuss the ways in which feminism’s second wave fought for women and families, and the work left to be done in women’s ongoing struggle to achieve equality at work and at home.

A book signing will follow the program. This event is free and open to all. Registration is required.

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Advanced Screening, On the Basis of Sex
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Advanced Screening, On the Basis of Sex

YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THIS GROUNDBREAKING FILM BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS!

Doors open at 6:30PM for all ticketed attendees and those on the waitlist. The line for the waitlist will form in the lobby of E Street Cinema. Ticketed guests must be seated by 6:55PM. Available seats will be released to the waitlist at 6:55PM on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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On the Basis of Sex, starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, and Cailee Spaeny, tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

This advanced screening is proudly presented in partnership by the National Woman’s Party, the National Portrait Gallery, the One Woman One Vote Festival, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the League of Women Voters DC.


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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28dHbIR_NB4 [youtube.com]
Director: Mimi Leder (“Deep Impact,” “The Leftovers”)
Writer: Daniel Stiepleman
Producer: Robert Cort, Jonathan King
Cast:  Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, and Cailee Spaeny
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 2 hours


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Women's Equality Happy Hour
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Equality Happy Hour

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Join the NWP for a casual evening to talk, share, inspire, and empower. Enjoy a tour of one of the world’s most substantial collections of original suffrage and equality artifacts housed in one of the oldest properties on Capitol Hill. This house has been a center of political life in Washington, DC for more than 200 years! Hosted by Rebecca Grawl and Connie Tipton, Board Members of the National Woman’s Party.

This is a ticketed event, and all proceeds will support the NWP.

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Women and the Vote: Opposition to Women's Equality, from Suffrage to the ERA
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Women and the Vote: Opposition to Women's Equality, from Suffrage to the ERA

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In partnership with the National Archives, the Equal Rights Coalition, and the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, the National Woman’s Party presents a panel discussion on the powerful forces that have come together to work against the equal protection of women under the law since the 1900s. From the liquor lobby, which campaigned against women’s suffrage in the 1910s to prevent “dry ladies” from having access to the vote, to the conservative women’s rights movement of the 1970s that organized to prevent the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), this panel explores the ways in which the feminist movement in the United States has been shaped and changed by the systems, institutions, and individuals working against women’s equality.

Panelists include Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour (slated to become a TV series produced by Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg), Marjorie J. Spruill, author of Divided We Stand, and Carol Robles-Roman, CEO and Co-President of the ERA Coalition.

The "Women and the Vote" series honors women’s suffrage history leading up to the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 2020.

Book signings will follow the program. This event is free and open to all. Registration is encouraged but not required.

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A Night of Suffrage Theater
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

A Night of Suffrage Theater

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Featuring scenes from the play "It's My Party!" by Ann Timmons and the musical "19" by Doug Bradshaw & Jennifer Schwed, A Night of Suffrage Theater will explore the dramatic, uplifting, and undertold stories of the battle for the 19th amendment and women's right to vote, as written and told by current DC playwrights. The Night of Theater is presented in partnership with Mosaic Theater Company.

Following the show will be a Q&A with Ann, Doug, and Jennifer - your chance to talk with the playwrights before these plays hit the main stage.

This program is free and open to all. Registration is encouraged but not required.

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Panel Discussion with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NWP Executive Director Zakiya Thomas, & author Rebecca Traister
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NWP Executive Director Zakiya Thomas, & author Rebecca Traister

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD-OUT

The Folger Shakespeare Library and National Woman’s Party proudly present a conversation for children and adults about the historic fight for women's right to vote with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NWP Executive Director Zakiya Thomas, and feminist author Rebecca Traister. Each child attending will receive a copy of the Senator’s new book, Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote.

Doors open at 6pm and tickets are sold-out.

About the book: BOLD & BRAVE: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote is an inspiring book for children that looks at ten influential suffragists. It was written by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) who was inspired by her own great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother to be bold and brave - to stand up for what she believes in. BOLD & BRAVE tells the stories of ten leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women - a journey that took more than seventy years of passionate commitment. The diverse group of featured women in BOLD & BRAVE are Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Burns, Jovita Idar, Inez Milholland, Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Ida B. Wells.

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The Agitators Play Post-Show Discussion, It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right: Necessary Coalition/Imperfect Partners
Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Agitators Play Post-Show Discussion, It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right: Necessary Coalition/Imperfect Partners

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Following the November 20 performance of "The Agitators" at the Atlas Theater -- a ground breaking play that examines the 45-year friendship and occasional rivalry between two great, rebellious, and flawed American icons: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass--the NWP will be joining other leading social justice organizations in DC for a discussion about what it takes to work together to create a more just and equal world.

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Centennial Book Talk with Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore, authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Centennial Book Talk with Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore, authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

 

*This program is sold-out, and registration is closed. Standing room only will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Join us at East City Bookshop to hear authors Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore discuss their new book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics.

About the authors:


Donna Brazile
, a veteran Democratic political strategist, is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, author, television political commentator, and former interim chair of the Democratic Party. Donna Brazile is the author of Cooking with Grease and the New York Times bestseller Hacks.

Yolanda Caraway, the founder of The Caraway Group, a nationally recognized public relations firm, has played a major role in shaping the goals and objectives of the Democratic Party for over thirty years.

The Reverend Leah Daughtry is a nationally recognized teacher, preacher, speaker, organizer, leader, planner, political strategist, and CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions.

Minyon Moore, partner of the Dewey Square Group, was formerly CEO of the Democratic National Committee, Assistant to the President of the United States and director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, and director of White House political affairs under President Bill Clinton.

About the book:

The four most powerful African American women in politics share the story of their friendship and how it has changed politics in America.

The lives of black women in American politics are remarkably absent from the shelves of bookstores and libraries. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is a sweeping view of American history from the vantage points of four women who have lived and worked behind the scenes in politics for over thirty years―Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore―a group of women who call themselves The Colored Girls. Like many people who have spent their careers in public service, they view their lives in four-year waves where presidential campaigns and elections have been common threads. For most of the Colored Girls, their story starts with Jesse Jackson’s first campaign for president. From there, they went on to work on the presidential campaigns of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Over the years, they’ve filled many roles: in the corporate world, on campaigns, in unions, in churches, in their own businesses and in the White House. Through all of this, they’ve worked with those who have shaped our country’s history―US Presidents such as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, well-known political figures such as Terry McAuliffe and Howard Dean, and legendary activists and historical figures such as Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Betty Shabazz.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is filled with personal stories that bring to life heroic figures we all know and introduce us to some of those who’ve worked behind the scenes but are still hidden. Whatever their perch, the Colored Girls are always focused on the larger goal of “hurrying history” so that every American ― regardless of race, gender or religious background ― can have a seat at the table. This is their story.

This event is proudly co-sponsored by the NWP, East City Bookshop, and the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI).

*This program is sold-out, and registration is closed. Standing room only will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 
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Centennial Book Talk with Code Girls author Liza Mundy
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Centennial Book Talk with Code Girls author Liza Mundy

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Join us at East City Bookshop to hear author Liza Mundy talk about the more than 10,000 women who broke codes for the American government in WWII, and changed the rules for women along the way. 

An instant national bestseller hailed as "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times), Code Girls is Liza Mundy's award-winning account of the American women who secretly served as U.S. Army and Navy codebreakers during World War Two--a book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" and a "story of courage and determination that makes you want to work harder and be better" (Denver Post).

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

A book signing will follow the program. This event is free and open to all. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

This event is proudly co-sponsored by the NWP and East City Bookshop.

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Equality Salon: Gender, Race, and American Politics in 2018
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Equality Salon: Gender, Race, and American Politics in 2018

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This Program is Sold-Out, and registration is closed.

Join the NWP for a panel discussion on how women candidates, voters, and office holders are changing, challenging, and disrupting American politics in 2018. We’ll discuss the ways in which women, and particularly women of color, are demanding a seat at the table, the nationwide impact of a more diverse electorate on midterm elections, and how women’s increased visibility in political life is changing America.

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Featuring Leah Daughtry, CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions and author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, Kelly Dittmar from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and author of A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen's Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters, A'shanti F. Gholar, Political Director for Emerge America, and Christine K. Jahnke, author of The Well-Spoken Woman Speaks Out: How to Use Your Voice to Drive Change.

Doors open at 6pm, and the panel begins at 6:30pm. Book signings will follow the program. This is event is free and open to all. Registration is required.

THIS PROGRAM IS CO-SPONSORED BY ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC., ZETA CHI OMEGA CHAPTER, and WILL BE RECORDED AS A LIVE EPISODE OF THE "WOMEN BELONG IN THE HOUSE" PODCAST BY WONDER MEDIA NETWORK.*

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The NWP After Hours: Young Professionals Wine Down
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

The NWP After Hours: Young Professionals Wine Down

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Since 1913, our superpower has been bringing people together using our powerful collection and story. And we know that now more than ever folks need an inclusive space to talkshare, inspire, and empower. Today, we are a gathering place for feminists and allies who are ready to change the world. 

With beer tastings from the woman-owned Lake Anne Brew House and music by the Howard University Jazz Ensemble, at the NWP Young Professionals Wine Down you can expect to connect with other change-makers, get to know the NWP staff, and find inspiration in our historic headquarters at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. 

Tickets to the Young Professionals Wine Down are $20, and include unlimited beer and wine tastings. Proceeds from this event will support the NWP's upcoming traveling exhibit, coming soon to communities across the country. Advanced registration is encouraged, and tickets will be sold at the door. 

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Women's Equality Day Open House
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Equality Day Open House

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Join us at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument for our annual Open House featuring music, Ranger Talks, storytelling and more! Come celebrate the 98th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that secured the right to vote for women. Included in the festivities will be choirs, ensembles, storytellers, a walking tour, and National Park Service led discussions. No tickets or reservations required. Doors are open from 9am-5pm. 

Open House Programs
Sunday, August 26, 2018

  • 9:30am: Walking Tour - Suffragists Rain on Wilson’s Parade (meet at 12th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
  • 9:30am: Ranger Talk - Suffrage in Black and White
  • 10:45am: Ranger Talk - Where No Woman Has Gone Before
  • 12pm: Music and Storytelling Showcase - SongRise, an acapella social justice group
  • 12:30pm: Music and Storytelling Showcase - Pitch Pipe Foundation chamber music
  • 1pm: Music and Storytelling Showcase - Better Said Than Done Storytellers
  • 2:30pm: Music and Storytelling Showcase - Capitol Harmonia, a women's choir
  • 3:15pm: Ranger Talk - The Equal Rights Amendment: When Equality and Power Converge  

For more information on National Park Service Ranger Talks for Women's Equality Day, visit our friends at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

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