To celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, YWCA Greenwich will host an art exhibit, “Rise Up, Sisters!” created by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Historical Society. The display chronicles the diverse group of Connecticut women who were instrumental in the movement for women’s suffrage. The display will be on site from January 18 – 23 and is open to the public.
On Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm, YWCA Greenwich and more than 30 community partners, will celebrate the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting an outstanding panel of experts on
the topic of “Women’s Power and Vote at 100: A Conversation About Empowering Women.”
“The centennial of the vote for women is a special opportunity to explore the barriers and opportunities for the advancement of women and girls. We will cover a range of issues, from the right to vote, women running for office, the intersection of race and gender, to workplace harassment,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, President & CEO, YWCA Greenwich.
The panelists include Sheryl Battles, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, Pitney
Bowes; Gretchen Carlson, American Television Commentator, Journalist, and Author; Denise W. Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State; and Patti Russo, Executive Director, Women’s Campaign School at Yale University.
This annual event is free and open to the public. It will take place at YWCA Greenwich, 259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. Registration is recommended.