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Women’s Studies Program to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with online "Tweet Chat"

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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 chat" online on August 26th 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?
Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters

What is a "tweet chat"?
A tweetchat is an event where members of the community who participate with social media come together to meet. The goal of this Tweetchat is to promote the awareness of Women’s Equality Day while discussing your question(s) and thoughts around What/Who/How are women equal to? Members of the Women's Studies Program will moderate the event from the office of Women's Studies located in DOAK Hall RM 123. If you are on campus you are welcome to join us but it is not neccessary.

How can I participate?
You will need your favorite electronic device that provides you the means to communicate electronically (examples: phone with Twitter application, computer with access to the internet, or other device that provides you access to the internet). If you do not have a twitter account, signing up is easy and quick. Go to https://twitter.com/ and create your account.

Search for @TTUWSP and "follow" us. Make plans to join us on August 26th between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (central time) and take part in the discussion. Useful links to news and information about gender equity are welcome. You can also use the quiz below as a starting point for what kind of "tweets" you can contribute to the conversation. When "tweeting" your comments please include the hashtag #WED2014 as we will be tracking the discuss for a future blog post. If you have questions before Friday, feel free to "tweet us".

Do I need to show up somewhere?
No. You can participate from anywhere but if you would like to meet other members of the Women's Studies Program we will moderate the event from the office of Women's Studies located in DOAK Hall RM's 123.

To prepare for our "tweetcchat", take a chance with our test your knowledge quiz about Women's Equality Day.

#WED2013 Quiz

1.) August 26th is celebrated as Women's Equality Day to commemorate what?

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?

Note: For answers to today’s quiz go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/events_womensequality_quiz.php

The Women’s Studies Program is a part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement. WED

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