Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Women's Equality Day

95th Anniversary Foil Sticker
Votes for Women
At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”
The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.
The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.
If you are interested in learning more about Women's Equality you may want to consider joining the Northland Lean In Circle.
Northland Lean In Circle is peer group that meet regularly to learn and share together — studies show we achieve more in groups than we do as individuals.
Now is the time to decide if you would like to participate in a Lean in Circle. We will meet once a month from September to December
We will cover a range of topics from "Introduction to Centered Leadership" to "What Works for Women at Work".
The dates and times for the meetings will try to accommodate the schedules of those who email me they are interested. Each meeting will last about an 1 1/2 hours.
Please email me (jzarubafounta@css.edu) if you are interested in participating.
Here is the website for more information, http://leanin.org/