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University of Idaho
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University of Idaho
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Women's Equality Day Celebration and Feminist Fair

Friday, August 29, 2014
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Idaho Commons Plaza
University of Idaho campus, Moscow

At the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester, the Women’s Center and affiliated campus and community women’s rights and advocacy groups will host a dynamic celebration of Women’s Equality Day (observed nationally on August 26) with an awesome outdoor Feminist Fair, featuring free popcorn and sno-cones, music, lots of feminist swag, and great prizes! This annual event is aimed to get students talking about just why feminism is still relevant today!

FEMfest will feature interactive booths by:

If your group or organization would like to participate in the 2014 FEMFest event, please contact the Women’s Center at (208) 885-2777 or wcenter@uidaho.edu.

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.