Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26 marks the anniversary of when the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was finally certified and adopted into the Constitution. It’s a day that is meant to celebrate women’s empowerment, but we know that this day does not celebrate the empowerment of all women.
We have certainly come a long way in the fight for equality since the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920 but there is work to do. In 2018 women only hold one-fifth of seats in Congress; access to basic reproductive health care is being continuously threatened and women are still not receiving equal pay for equal work.
All of this is to say that while, yes, we should certainly commemorate women’s fight for suffrage, it’s also imperative that women rally together to fight the injustices still happening on a daily basis. Join us on Sunday, August 26th from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM at Creston Brewery for a special Women’s Equality Day Babes Taking Action Brunch presented by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan! Activities Include:
Event is free but you MUST register online, seats are limited!
Registration link: https://ppambabestakingactionbrunch.eventbrite.com
Questions? Reach out to the West Michigan Community Organizer – Tessa Gawrylowicz, firstname.lastname@example.org – for more details.