100th Anniversary of
19th Amendment and
Birth of League of Women Voters
PROPOSED LWV COMMUNITY CALENDAR CELEBRATION 2020 EVENT (August 2019-August 2020)
Additions Regularly Made As Dates Are Confirmed
League of Women Voters
Erie County Chapter
JES Remarkable Women's Series, Corrine Egan-August 2019-August 2020
Global Summit/Jefferson Educational Society, Fall 2019
Artlore, Lena Trahoske, Women's Night Event at her studio/September or October 2019
Blasco Library, Film Title Under Discussion--Films Being Reviewed, Saturday, September 7th, 2019, 2-4 PM, Discussion to Follow, Free, Attendance Limited to 35/Open to the Public, Seating on a First Come, First Served Basis, RM Assignment--Collaboratory Room or Admiral Room, TBA
Erie City High Schools/ Middle Schools--Fall 2019, Essay Contest, Daria Devlin, Char Moore
Dr. Linda Fleming,Humanities Curriculum/Student Reading Assignment, Fall Semester, September/October 2019
Sister's of Saint Joseph- Thanksgiving Prayer Service in Memory of the Suffragettes and leading women of today, November 2019
AAUW plans a public program relating to the suffrage movement-February 2020
Women's Club of Erie Student Art Gallery Night February 2020
Torch Club, a first Wednesday of the month in late 2019 or early 2020
Erie Philharmonic, Vee, March 7th, International Women's Day special performance, 2020, and possible reception with the artists
NOW, March 2020 Screening of the film "Iron Jaws"/Discussion, Edinboro University
Council of Women's Organizations, Deb Bartle, March 23rd, 2020
Dr. Sarah Whitney, PSU Women's Conference, April 2020
JES Bus Tour-Spring 2020
Erie Women's Club- Mother's Day Tea (May 10, 2020, Mother's Day)
Presentation on Helen Keller-League Member Susan McNeisch--LWVEC Suggested Date: June 2020, Helen Keller's birth month. Also possible screening of "The Miracle Worker" this month. Helen Keller was an activist and suffragette.
Women' March Rally, Summer 2020
Library Display Case at Blasco, LWVEC, August 2020
Unveiling of City Art Project -LWV / Erie Downtown Partnership - Summer 2020
Erie Playhouse-committed to LWV Community Project 2020, idea to be announced in the spring of 2019
Library Bibliography/County Library Book Displays-Maggie, Blasco--possibly month of Read Across America Day (March 2nd) or Month of World Book Day (April 23rd), New women's books are launched on International Women's Day in March, too. International Literacy Day is in September, so there are options.
Erie County Historical Society-Speaker Series to possibly include Historian from Seneca Falls. Display of portrait of Helen Schurlaff, Curtze Mansion/ August 2019-August 2020 (under discussion)
The Lake Erie Fiberarts Guild, Quilt/Coverlet to Display, 18" X 18" Fabric Squares to be Sewn Together, Design to Reflect the Theme of this Community Celebration of Women's Suffrage and the Culture of Women/ Finished Quilt for Community Display
Many more ideas are in the works. This proposed calendar will be updated regularly. Any organization wanting to join this community project is welcome to do so, with our calendar participation cut off date being Friday, May 17th. Email the League of Women Voters of Erie County at firstname.lastname@example.org . All community partners assume responsibility for planning and hosting their event, providing a contact person, event name, date and venue. The Steering Committee will make the calendar known to the public.
*As of 1/15/19- Five Female Artists of Erie County Have Submitted RFP"s for the City Art Project, "Her Voice, Her Vote".