The recent Celebration of Women’s Voices writers conference at Historic Hugeunot Street was an informative, eye-opening encounter with writers from the blogosphere. The presenters confirmed the facts of blogging life and offered a plethora of helpful resources.
A campaign poster: Votes for Mother
A campaign poster from 1917 (reproduced in the 2014 Woman’s Suffrage Calendar) brings to mind the “eternal vigilance” requirement of freedom. “The lack of direct political influence constitutes a powerful reason why women’s wages have been kept to a minimum,” stated the late Hon. Carroll D. Wright, Commissioner of Labor.
Meanwhile, today the population of homeless elderly women is imploding, according to an article by Rose Aquilar in The Nation. See Old, Female and Homeless.
The 2014 Woman’s Suffrage Calendar produced by the Howland Stone Store Museum presents striking examples of brilliant “visual rhetoric” used to get woman’s message across during the early 20th century. Let’s continue to remind Governor Cuomo of the importance of New York State’s upcoming 2017 Women’s Suffrage Centennial. Time flies. (Imagine a flying clock.)
In 2013 I participated in the centennial parade in Washington, D.C.. Among the celebrants, a sea of sorority sisters, dressed in red……
Currently, we’re studying a historic Quaker Meeting House that’s being restored in Farmington. http://farmingtonmeetinghouse.org There’s much more to learn as we study women’s heritage trails and obstacles on the paths.