Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is on Saturday, August 26. The date was chosen to commemorate the day in 1920 when Secretary of State, Bainbridge Colby, signed the proclamation granting American women the constitutional right to vote.

The event was hosted on August 24 by Women’s Community Leadership Network, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that  encourages women to take leadership roles in the public sector, along with Supervisor Carole Groom. It was a really fun, honest, and powerful evening. ODE’s Storytelling program specialist, Siavash Zohoori, presented on ODE’s work to challenge marginalization and inequities through ODE’s storytelling program. He shared the stories of two women in our county and the impact they have had in the juvenile justice system and systemic racism in the county. Read more about the talk here.

ODE also captured some awesome Pop-Up Photovoices (PUPs) from the attendees. The framing question was: What do people need to know about women’s equality? Below are a couple of PUPs created. More to come soon!