WomensActivism.NYC is a five-year celebration of women’s activism and 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. Our goal is to create a permanent New York City archive of women who have made a difference through their activism and in turn inspire activism today. The women 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 women and they must be activists. 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
Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events, Office of University Relations, The City University of New York
Chief Engagement Officer at SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
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
Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement, Queens Museum
Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
Program Director Women's Suffrage Centennial, City of New York, Department of Records and Information Service
Commissioner, City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services
Director, Public Programs & Community Engagement the Studio Museum in Harlem
Brooklyn New York
Chair of the History Department, Hofstra University and President, Berkshire Conference on the History of Women