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April 2020

Little Compton Women’s History Project

April 13 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm

Explore the on-line version of the Little Compton Women's History Project. New biographies welcome through April 21. Send to lchistory@littlecompton.org. This is an on-going event. In 2020 the Little Compton Historical Society is celebrating the history of Little Compton’s women. We will expand our archive of women’s documents, photographs and objects, continue to build this website to share the histories of more Little Compton women, and create a special exhibition exploring the lives of local women from the 1600s to…

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Vanderbilts and The Votes For Women Tour in Newport, RI: Celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

April 19 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Newport Visitor Center parking lot, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Newport, 02840 United States
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Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment with an entertaining, narrated, guided 1.5-hour driving tour of Newport's many sights connected to women who influenced suffrage, such as Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Edith Wharton and Julia Ward Howe. Dressed as a suffragette, Newport tour guide Betty Czech, during the 1.5-hour driving tour, will point out where numerous, remarkable women, who helped win suffrage, lived or visited. Optional add-ons to the tour include (1) an audio tour of Marble House mansion where Alva…

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August 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Patch Program-Girl Scouts of all ages

August 1, 2020 - July 1, 2021

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England invites Girl Scouts of all ages to complete steps to earn a commemorative XIX: Shall Note be Denied patch. Requirements range from discovering the history of the Women's Rights Movement to writing your own suffragette speech. Get creative and have fun while learning about the 19th Amendment! In the year 2020, the United States marks an important milestone for women’s suffrage, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The core value…

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September 2020

Be a Voter Memes

September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 11:30 pm

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is running three terrific contests to get students thinking about advocacy, suffrage and women’s contributions to communities around Rhode Island. Students can create posters about extraordinary women, write essays inspired by the 19th amendment, and guess what, even make voting memes! Visit the 19 Amendment Centennial page on the Secretary of State's website to learn more! This event started in March and will end on Nov 3, 2020.    

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March of the Women-Music Video Screening

September 1 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm

MARCH OF THE WOMEN celebrates the Centennial of WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE with a "virtual suffragette parade" created in COVID-19 quarantine. Featuring Judith Lynn Stillman (the Artist-in-Residence at Rhode Island College) & Friends, including members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. We've begun our celebration - please join us by viewing our music video at any time! Please stay tuned for future virtual events. WOMENPOWER! The link is active and able to be viewed now. https://www.facebook.com/March-of-the-Women-107293790974373/videos/171364307546748  

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The Women of the West Road—Activists & Advocates

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Author and local historian Janet Lisle will detail the lives of a close-knit group of 19th-century women living at the corner of West Main and Swamp Roads, who, despite their youth, led Little Compton’s abolition efforts in the century’s early decades. This event will take place on Zoom. Register link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcud-iuqDIiGNReZnrVUUP32RbDMRL3gQgN

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The Fight for a Livable Wage – 2020 Community Discussion Series – Session 3

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The fight for “Equal Pay for Equal Work” was a cause championed by American Suffragists starting in the 1850s. What can be done today to promote employee equity regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age, race, or ethnicity? The social ramifications of pay in-equity are brought to the forefront during the current public health emergency, especially for workers in service industries disproportionately impacting women. The growing numbers of working poor who work multiple jobs, with no health benefits, sick days, or…

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October 2020

Quaker Women in Colonial New England

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the lives of Quaker women in Colonial New England and the roles they played within the Society of Friends. Ms. Cazden will use her intensive research on Abigail Allen of Westport as a path to understanding the rights and responsibilities of local Quaker women. This event will take place via Zoom. Register link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcuGrrTIiE9FkrozMxsFeanR_JjH7zkUw

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Little Compton’s 19th-Century Women

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Immigrants, emigrants, and summer colonists add their voices to our local women’s history. Ms. O’Toole will share the personal histories of local women as a way to explore major 19th-century developments. This event will take place via Zoom. Register link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdeCoqDsqE92aDPuMDA3BIAk0O3YYiu3q

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