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Gloria Jean Watkins

Gloria Jean Watkins is an American author and...

Marlene Dietrich

She was a German actress and singer who became...

Fatima Massaquoi-Fahnbulleh

Fatima was a pioneering educator in Liberia,...

Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet,...

María Chiquinquira

Maria Chiquiquirá Díaz was an Afro-Ecuadorian...

Zoila Ugarte De Landívar

Zoila Ugarte de Landívar was the first female...

Hermelinda Urvina

Hermelinda Urvina was the first South American...

Blanca Chancoso

Indigenous leader Blanca Chancoso founded the...

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100 Years! Stay Tuned ... A Centennial Anniversary Celebration of Women's Suffrage in New York State

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6PM to 8PM, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 155 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

WomensActivism.NYC at the NYC Department of Records and Information Services, BMCC Tribeca PAC, and the Women’s Resource Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College honor the women who won the right to vote in NYS in 1917 and people fighting for justice today.

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WomensActivism.NYC is a project of the NYC Department of Records and Information Services