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February 2020

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

February 1 - December 31

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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Call for Submissions: Articles Relating to Women’s Suffrage in Rhode Island

February 26 - May 25

The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society are planning to publish a special, combined issue of their respective peer-reviewed journals. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote, the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society are planning to publish a special, combined issue of their respective peer-reviewed journals, Rhode Island History and Newport History, in the late fall of 2020. We invite scholars…

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March 2020

Be a Voter Memes

March 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 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!    

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Abiding Courage – Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment Exhibition and March 5 Reception

March 4 - April 9
Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road
Warwick, 02886 United States
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Update: Abiding Courage is going to be shown in the Lower Level Gallery of the State House in September of 2020, not in April as planned. One hundred years ago the US Constitution was amended to ensure individual states could no longer deny women their right to vote. The long struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment brought forward thousands of heroic women who stood up for the first time to demand their rights. Abiding Courage is a juried exhibition of…

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-Extended-Votes for Women – Rhode Island State Archives Exhibit at the State House

March 6 @ 8:30 am - June 15 @ 4:30 pm
Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Note: The exhibit will be on view till June 15. Stay tuned for further updates. An exhibit in the RI State House celebrating the first two women elected to Rhode Island's General Assembly and recognizing all the women who followed them. Meet Representative Isabelle Ahearn O’Neill and Senator Lulu Mowry Schlesinger, the first two women elected to the RI General Assembly. Serving a combined 14 years in office, O’Neill and Schlesinger were tireless advocates for issues relating to women including…

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UNLADYLIKE2020-multimedia series

March 18 @ 8:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm

Project Synopsis: UNLADYLIKE2020 is an innovative multimedia series featuring diverse and little-known American heroines from the early years of feminism, and the women who now follow in their footsteps, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020.  The first of our 26 animated documentary shorts will premiere online on March 4, with a new digital short rolling out weekly every Wednesday until Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2020, the day the 19th Amendment was signed into…

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April 2020

The 28th Annual Newport Symposium: Movers, Shakers, and Makers

April 16 @ 11:00 am - April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Avenue,
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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$525 – $625

Join preeminent national and international speakers at the 28th annual Newport Symposium as they highlight the women who introduced, shaped, and redefined American art and culture. To commemorate the centennial year of the 19th Amendment ratification, the Newport Symposium will, as Abigail Adams said, “remember the ladies.” Please see our website for the full speaker lineup, subjects being addressed, and schedule. The Newport Symposium will be held at various locations in Newport, including the Newport Marriott, from April 16-18. Please…

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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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The Suffrage Centennial in Rhode Island

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Leatherman Program Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI
Newport, United States
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  Join the Newport Historical Society for a talk with Dr. Allison Horrocks on Rhode Island’s Suffrage Centennial: From Radical Social Movements to Ratification on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Leatherman Program Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport, RI. General admission costs $5 per person, $1 for Newport Historical Society members along with retired and active duty military. The year 2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. As another election cycle approaches, now is…

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Women Leading Change: Our Voices Matter

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alpine Country Club, 251 Pippin Orchard Rd
Cranston, RI 02921 United States
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This is Women's Fund of Rhode Island's premier fundraiser. Our overarching theme in 2020 is Civic Engagement.

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