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Fun Event

Last night, 1/23/2020, I was a “very special guest” along with Judaline Cassidy, Feminist

Plumber, Activist, Trailblazer, and Founder of Nonprofit Tools & Tiaras, Inc.; Karrin Allyson, Jazz Vocalist & Pianist, 5x Grammy Nominee, Women’s Rights Activist; and Coline Jenkins, great, great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton at a fundraising event— “The Women’s Rights Pioneers Statue & Suffrage Centennial Kickoff.” The statue, by sculptor Meredith Bergmann, representing Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony will be unveiled on August 26, 2020 in New York City’s Central Park.

Sandra Pimentel, the organizer & host extraordinaire, exuded contagious enthusiasm and passion. She was a marvel to watch as she gave introductory remarks and then introduced each of us.

After a Q & A session, Sandra asked me to read a selection from my book, The Vote: Women’s Fierce Fight. I chose an excerpt from the epilogue that ends with: “It is our obligation to permanently weave the names and deeds and lessons of suffragists into the national narrative of America so that this transformative fight remains a lodestar for present and future activists.”

Top photograph L-R: Sandra Pimentel, Coline Jenkins, Judaline Cassidy, Penny Colman, Karrin Allyson. In the left side photo, I am answering a question. In the bottom right photo, I am reading from the epilogue. Photo credits: Linda Hickson (top); Charlotte Bennett Schoen (middle, bottom). Click on images to enlarge.

The Vote: Women’s Fierce Fight is available in paperback and eBook.

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