Women's Equality Day Celebration and Feminist Fair
Friday, August 24, 2012
Idaho Commons Plaza,
University of Idaho campus, Moscow
At the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester, the Women’s Center and affiliated campus and community women’s rights and advocacy groups hosted a dynamic celebration of Women’s Equality Day (observed nationally on August 26) with an awesome outdoor Feminist Fair, which featured free popcorn and sno-cones, live music by RIMSHOT, lots of feminist swag, and great prizes! The event aimed to get students talking about just why is feminism still relevant today!
FEMfest featured interactive booths by, among others:
- Women's Center
- LGBTQA Office
- Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
- Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest
- Moscow Women's Giving Circle
- Rolling Hills Derby Dames
- American Association of University Women-Idaho
- Office of Human Rights, Access and Inclusion
- The Uma Center
- Moscow League of Women Voters
- Vandal Health Education
- Society of Women Engineers
- Palouse Women Artists
- Inland Oasis, Inc.
- U-Idaho's Gay Straight Alliance
If your group or organization would like to participate in the 2013 FEMfest event, please 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.