Crossroads of Rockland History: SuffrageForward

2020-01 Crossroads SuffrageForward

The program originally aired on January 20, 2020. To listen, click here.

"SuffrageForward–100 Years and Onward" is a yearlong effort to celebrate the centennial of Women’s Suffrage. Paulette Ross and Harriet Cornell, members of the group's steering committee, give a sneak preview of some of the exciting events planned to commemorate this important milestone.  

Organized under the name and tagline "SuffrageForward . . .100 Years & Onward," the nonprofit
SuffrageForward's mission is not only to celebrate a woman's right to vote, but to empower women now and in the future and create awareness among all people of the strength and resilience of girls and women. Through a series of events, SuffrageForward will take a leadership role in celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment, highlighting the activism and courage of people in Rockland County who supported and fought for women's right to vote. These events will take place throughout 2020, calling attention to the suffrage amendment's centennial and spanning genres of expression such as street theater, visual and literary art, dramatic readings; and lectures on women's health, education, government, history, music, and so on. Collaboration with other organizations is welcome to mark this momentous occasion and the strength of women past, present,and into the future.
Information about SuffrageForward's kickoff event, "Walk the Carpet," honoring stage and screen icons, to be held on Saturday, January 25, at 6:30 pm, is available online at https://rocklandcommunityfoundation.salsalabs.org/suffrageforwardjan2020eventup.

"Crossroads of Rockland History," a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff Morning Show, on WRCR Radio 1700 AM, with live streaming at 
www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.



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