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Suffrage Centennial Celebration Day

November 6
199 Chambers St.

Table Exhibits

10:00 AM–5:00 PM, RHT Promenade
Tables by the League of Women Voters of the City of New York, BMCC Women’s Resource Center, BMCC Gender and Women’s Studies AA Program, The New York Public Interest Research Group Fund (NYPIRG), BMCC Library, and WomensActivism.nyc at the NYC Department of Records and Information Services.

Share Your Story! WomensActivism.nyc

10:00 AM–5:00 PM, RHT Promenade
Sponsored by NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS)
Call for Stories! DORIS has embarked on a five-year project to celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial in NYS on this day in 1917 and nationally in 1920. We are collecting stories of activist women who have made a difference through their activism and in turn inspire activism today for NYC’s first permanent digital catalogue, WomensActivism.nyc. Our goal is to collect 20,000 stories by the centennial in 2020. Visit our table to share your story of a woman whose activism has inspired you—a teacher, a colleague, a historical figure, a friend, a neighbor, or a favorite family member! #20000by2020

Traveling Soap Boxes

10:00 AM–5:00 PM, in Murray, Fiterman, and 199 Chambers Street
Look out for our exciting pop-up performances around campus, designed by the Women’s Resource Center with BMCC student volunteers.

Soap Boxing! Performance and Workshop CCT

11:00 AM–1:00 PM, RHT
Presented by Dr. Helen Huff and Dr. Brianne Waychoff
Leaders speak and speakers lead! Following a short performance combining 20th-century suffrage speeches with modern day Women’s March speeches, we will discuss the important role of public speaking in social justice movements and provide strategies for student-activists that they can take to their own soap-boxes.

“How To Be a Citizen Activist” Workshop CCT

2:00 PM–3:00 PM, RHT
Presented by the League of Women Voters of the City of New York
The organization will present on how to make your voices heard with government officials. Join us to be part of the movement!

Film Screening CCT

Iron Jawed Angels by Katja von Garnier

3:00 PM–5:00 PM, S341
A story about a group of passionate and incredible young women who helped in the fight for Women’s Right to vote.

Heather Booth: Changing the World by Lilly Rivlin

4:00 PM–5:30 PM, Hudson Room
Presented by CUNY Arts
This newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin traces the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth. In telling the story of Heather’s life and work, the film presents an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, as well as a manual on how to become an organizer. Length of film: 62 minutes followed by a talkback with Heather Booth via Skype.

Suffragette by Sarah Gavron

5:00 PM–7:00 PM, S341
A story about a group of Feminists in the United Kingdom who took radical measures in their fight for Women’s Rights to vote and equality.

100 YEARS! Stay Tuned… Theatre Salon CCT

6:00 PM–8:00 PM, Theatre 2

 

CCT-This is a Co-Curricular Approved Activity
Coordinated by the Women’s Resource Center in collaboration with the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and Tribeca Preforming Arts Center.

 

 

 

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