The goal of WomensActivism.NYC is to create a permanent New York City archive listing women from around the globe who have made a difference through their activism and, in turn, inspire activism today. The women described in the archive may be famous or unknown. They may have lived in the past or may still be working today. The only requirements are: they must be woman-identified and they must have contributed to making change in some way.
This initiative is a five-year celebration of women’s activism connected to the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. The NYC Department of Records and Information Services created WomensActivism.NYC to honor the anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State in 1917 and in the United States in 1920. We’re collecting 20,000 stories by the 100th anniversary in 2020. Share a story.
Organizations that have partnered with WomensActvism.NYC to tell the stories of activists and inspire activism.
A nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to placing the first statue honoring women’s history in New York City’s Central Park.Get Involved
Provides leadership and support across the state’s intellectual and cultural sectors through grants, programs, networking, and advocacy in order to encourage critical thinking and cultural understanding in the public arena.Get Involved
The country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults.Get Involved
Strong female leaders from the arts, nonprofits, business, government, and community organizations that provide strategic input, advice on program development, and insight on activists.
Manhattan Borough President
President, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund
Director of Public History, Brooklyn Historical Society
Emmy award winning writer and Theater of the Oppressed trainer
Great-great Granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Executive Director, Alice Austen House
Chief Historian and Vice President for Scholarly Programs, New York Historical Society and Center for the Study of Women's History
Commissioner, City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services
Chair of the History Department, Hofstra University and President, Berkshire Conference on the History of Women