Women's Equality Day celebration / "FEMfest"
Friday, August 24 2012 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Idaho Commons Plaza, U-Idaho Moscow campus
Join the Women’s Center and affiliated campus and community women’s rights and advocacy groups for a dynamic celebration of Women’s Equality Day (observed nationally on Aug. 26). Help us kick off our 40th anniversary celebrations with an awesome outdoor Feminist Fair, featuring free popcorn and sno-cones, live music by RIMSHOT, lots of feminist swag, and a chance to win great prizes! Just why is feminism still relevant today? Come and find out.
FEMfest will feature interactive booths by:
•Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
•Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest
•Moscow Women's Giving Circle
Please check back regularly to see which additional campus and community groups will be represented at the Fair. If your group or organization would like to participate, please complete the online application form or contact the Women’s Center at (208) 885-6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Women’s Equality Day
In 1971, U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a prolonged, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, film showings, and other activities.