International Women’s Day 2019 Breakfast on Tuesday, March 5th

March is Women’s History Month

Join many organizations, including WSCC (Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition), for the Boston Area International Women’s Day 2019 Breakfast. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 8:00-10:100am at the Paresky Conference Center, Simmons University, 300 The Fenway, Boston. Tickets are $12, and payable at the door, RSVP is requested. This year’s theme is “Feminists Take on Immigration: Root Causes, Urgent Needs, and Long Term Solutions.”

February 28: Commemorating the Boston Protest of 1919 by the Suffragists

Please save the date for our next event, Thursday, February 28, 2019, at noon. On this date, we will commemorate the centennial of the last arrests of the 72-year suffrage movement that took place when suffragists, picketing President Woodrow Wilson on his visit to the Massachusetts State House, were arrested and sent to the Charles Street Jail.

The event is co-sponsored by the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, and the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts. More details to follow. The women arrested and jailed at this Boston protest were some of the many brave women who sacrificed much to secure the right to vote for women.

For more information, visit http://suffrage100ma.org/reenactment-of-boston-protest-of-1919/

LWVN is a member of the Womens’ Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts

WSCC Movie Screening–The Divine Order on December 1

Join the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition for the Opening Night Screening of “The Divine Order” at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, Friday, December 1 at 7 pm!

About the movie:  Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason why women still did not have to right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. After organizing the village’s first meeting to support women getting the right to vote, her family is mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite the obstacles and backlash, Nora perseveres and convinces the village women to go on strike, abandoning their homes and families. A strong ensemble cast brings the story to its inspirational conclusion when Swiss women finally secure the right to vote in 1971. The Divine Order is a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice. (Dan Hunt, Tribeca Film Festival Guide, 2017) [Read more…]

Return to top of page