Wednesday, August 26, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote and in 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. Although these milestones were big steps in the advancement of women, these events did not include ALL women. Now more than ever we are aware that systematic racism and discrimination exist and that we still have a lot of work ahead of us.
We want to use the anniversary of this event as an opportunity to address the ongoing need not only for women's equality but for the need for intersectional feminism. We want to recognize the women who fought for our rights and acknowledge the efforts still going on today to ensure that ALL Americans have equality.
Live panels will cover important topics including racial, LGBTQ, voter and workplace equality. Other on-demand sessions will address areas of equality affecting women including homelessness, gender pay gaps, ageism, sizeism, mental health issues, people living with disabilities, religious equality, immigration rights, media representation and more.
Live panel discussions with Q&As
Voter Registration and Canvasing Workshops
A storyteller event with a Q&A with the speakers
A women's short film festival with a Q&A with the filmmakers
Passionistas Persist Award — an annual award honoring a Passionista working for the equality of all women
Virtual Marketplace — shop for products from women-owned businesses and female artisans.
Vendors will present online stores, pre-recorded videos and live demos to showcase their products.
Pay It Forward Portal — a collection of female-centric and women-owned philanthropic organizations. Visitors can read more about the mission of each group, learn about volunteer opportunities and
find out how they can contribute to each cause.
All panels and presentations are FREE for the entire weekend to anyone who registers.
A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL GO TO CARE, BLACK GIRLS CODE AND GIRLS INC.
If you would like to participate in Virtual Marketplace or Pay It Forward Portal
please contact us for more information using the buttons below.
On Sunday, August 23, we will be presenting the Passionistas Persist Award to Bellamy Young (Scandal/Prodigal Son) for her work as a CARE Ambassador, a leading voice to help raise awareness and support for CARE’s mission to eradicate poverty by lifting up
women and girls around the world.