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News from Gale Brewer

Womens’ Suffrage Events in New York

Through July 22, 2018: Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York, Women in Politics
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The exhibition examines how women navigated New York politics in the 1920s through 1940s, often working behind the scenes for causes like health, labor, and good government; the central role of New York in the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and its redefining of women’s roles in politics and government; and continued campaigns for women’s political power and grassroots mobilizations that demand equal gender rights today.

Monday, November 6: Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, NYC Parks, and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund hosts Official Launch of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument
The Mall in Central Park, between 67th and 68th Street, 11:30 AM
On the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State, the jury for the Woman Suffrage Movement Monument will be announced and the design competition will begin. Organized in Parkership with New York Life and the Central Park Conservancy.

Monday, November 6: Women’s Suffrage Turns 100! Part 2: Reshaping Politics
$5 – Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, 6:30 – 8 PM
In 2017 women make up less than 20% of Congress, even though they constitute over 50% of the American population. As more women take seats in elected offices, are priorities shifting? Are conversations evolving? BHS Director of Public History Julie Golia leads this discussion with Christine Quinn, the first female Speaker of the NYC Council and former mayoral candidate, and A’Shanti F. Gholar, Political Director for Emerge America, the only organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and empowering Democratic women to run for public office. Tickets.

Monday: November 6: 100 Years! Stay Tuned … A Centennial Anniversary Celebration of Women’s Suffrage in New York State
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St, 6:30 – 8 PM
WomensActivism.nyc at the NYC Department of Records and Information Services, Borough of Manhattan Community College Women’s Resource Center and BMCC Tribeca PAC honor the women who won the right to vote in NYS in 1917 and people fighting for justice today. More info.

Tuesday, November 7: When Modern Men Became Feminists
NYU Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor, 6 – 7:30 PM
A panel discussion of the development of men’s engagement with women’s rights from the early 20th century on, with New York Times columnist Gail Collins and biographers Christoph Irmscher and NYU Journalism Professor Brooke Kroeger. Register.

Wednesday, November 8: Women’s Suffrage Turns 100! Part 3: The “Nasty Woman” Stigma
$5 – Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, 6:30 – 8 PM
Women in positions of power just can’t seem to win. If they’re not labeled too bossy, they’re labeled too meek. Cast as the dangerous intruder during suffrage, the vilification of political women and their signature issues continues today. In this spirited discussion, panelists Joan Malin, former President of Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc.; Allison K. Lange, historian of women and gender; and Jamia Wilson, Feminist Press, Executive Director and Publisher, dig into a history of the mischaracterization of women. Moderated by BHS Director of Public History Julie Golia. Tickets.

Friday, November 10: How New York’s Women Got the Vote, And the Difference it Made
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room, 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Street, 6:30 – 8 PM
One hundred years ago — nearly to the day — New York granted women the right to vote. Two years later, after decades of struggle, it became national law. Why did earlier campaigns fail? What role did NYC play in realizing this old dream? And what happened after? Lauren Santangelo (History PhD, 2014), author of a forthcoming book on the movement in Gotham, discusses how activists built a successful coalition between 1870 and 1917. Susan Goodier, author with Karen Pastorella of the new book, Women Will Vote, highlights the involvement of neglected groups, such as black women, in gaining the vote, and the importance of New York to securing national legislation. Brooke Kroeger talks about the men who helped make suffrage possible, drawing on her new work The Suffragents. The conversation concludes with a preview of the award-winning filmmaker Dawn Scibilia’s documentary in progress, on the decades between feminism’s first and second “wave,” in which New York again played a special role.

Monday, November 13: The Power of Women in Politics: Celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, 7 – 8:30 pm
Join our Domestic Civil Liberties Task Force as we partner with Lilith Magazine to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage in New York and hear from accomplished women in politics. Tickets.

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