Women's Equality Day 2012
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Women’s Studies Program to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with online "Tweet Up"
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to others about what equality means? Ever wondered what Women's Equality Day is all about?
The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1971 when Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) first introduced legislation in Congress.
The Women's Studies Program (@TTUWSP) will host a "tweet up" online on Friday, August 24th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m (central time) online using Twitter. This event will be available for members of the "twitterverse" at large, so you should be prepared to participate with others that are part of the global discussion focusing on empowering women and girls through other media actions and projects.
• What is Twitter?
• What is a "tweet up"?
• How can I participate?
• Do I need to show up somewhere?
To prepare for our "tweet up", take a chance with our test your knowledge quiz about Women's Equality Day.
1.) August 26th is celebrated as Women's Equality Day to commemorate
2.) In what year did Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduce legislation to ensure that this important American anniversary would be celebrated?
3.) In what year did women in the United States win the right to vote?
4.) How many years did it take for women to earn the right to vote in the United States?
5.) Women in most of the western states earned the right to vote years before the Federal Amendment was secured. 2010 is the 100th anniversary of women in Washington State winning the vote. California will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning he vote in 2011. Oregon will celebrate the 100th anniversary in 2012. What other state will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women in this state winning the right to vote in 2012?
The Women’s Studies Program is a part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.
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Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971
White House Proclamations
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