Celebrating Our 100th Anniversaries
VALIANT WOMEN OF THE VOTE (5/20/2020)
Joint project with LWV of Huntington and Town of Huntington
Design something, Paint something, Sculpt something, Write something, Engineer something….Show your vision to salute the arduous struggle for the right to vote for all women and the diversity of the struggle’s participants. All areas of study are included, art, music, theater, fashion, language arts, history, math and science, etc.
We have already celebrated NYS women securing the right to vote on November 6, 1917. Now is the time to plan to celebrate these dates:
The information below is designed to assist local Leagues as they plan their activities and events for the anniversary and afterwards. Steps are laid out as examples to follow for a successful event. Each League and event is different so modify or add to the ideas in the kit. Be aware of the interests that are important to your area. Think “outside the box.” Be creative. But don’t be afraid to adapt someone else’s idea.
The women, who came before us, didn’t do it alone. They organized, gathered like-minded people, assigned roles, and made plans.
Publicity is important. It brings attention to your event and awareness of the League’s work. There are many ways to get publicity: an interview on a TV station, a flyer in a store window, etc.
Social media may be one of the best ways to bring attention to the event.
Twitter is increasingly popular. It’s like a newsfeed where posts are 280 characters or less. The posts are called tweets and include images and links to websites.
Twitter uses hashtags #. Hashtags help your message be part of larger conversations and be more visible. Use hashtags that are popular for your event, e.g. #vote.
New York State has resources specifically under the tourism and historic preservation agencies. Included is an online map of locations where women made history, the Women’s Heritage Trail. http://www.iloveny.com/path-through-history/womens-rights
This is an example of an activity and how the local LWV organized and carried out the event.