Today we celebrated the 100 year anniversary to commemorate the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits the States and the Federal Government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
Even though the Nineteenth Amendment was passed on paper, African American women were not allowed to exercise this right. African American women continue to fight for and advocate for the voiceless, the poor, the uneducated, and the immigrant community.
How can you support?
Make women’s equality a federal holiday and sign the petition. Buy from female-owned companies, like CURLBOX, The Sill, and Cirque Colors.
How to celebrate?
Register to vote for the election in November! Women fought for this right, so let’s make them proud and use this privilege.
What can you read, watch, and listen to?
Watch Erin Brokovich, Paris is Burning, Frida, and Hidden Figures.
Check out this list of 365 authors and books by women.
Read this article about how celebrating other women makes you more successful.
Where to donate?
Here are three foundations that are pushing the boundaries and creating more opportunities for women: Girls Who Code, The Loveland Foundation, and She Should Run.
Thanks for taking the time to read this information on how we can celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Women’s Equality Day!