The 19th Amendment, recognizing women the right to vote, was ratified in August of 1920. Women’s Suffrage: Worcester 2020 celebrates the progress of American women since then, recognizes historic and present-day obstacles to universal suffrage, and works to increase voter education and engagement in our city. A volunteer working group drawn from various Worcester organizations and open to all, WSW envisions, organizes, and promotes a diverse series of events throughout the city in this anniversary year.
- August 26, 6pm from SuffrageMA100: 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration – The Fight for Women’s Suffrage: Looking Back, Marching Forward!
- August 26, 7pm from the City of Worcester Cultural Development Division and the Worcester Cultural Coalition:Worcester Women Changemakers: Celebrating Women’s Equality Day & Suffrage
- August 27, 12pm from the Worcester Art Museum: Women at WAM
- August 27, 6pm: Women of Consequence Award Ceremony
- August 31, 7pm from the Worcester Historical Museum: Madame Secretary Frances Perkins performance
- February 22, 6pm at Asa Waters Mansion: Suffragettes & Corselettes
- February 23, 4pm at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury: Women of Note, a capella Concert
- March 7, 1:30pm at the Worcester Historical Museum: Worcester Historical Museum Suffragist Tea & Performance by History at Play
- March 25, 6pm at the Worcester Historical Museum: Screening of Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
- April 9, 7:30pm at The Hanover Theatre: National Geographic Live with Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology: When Women Ruled the World
- June 4, 7pm at the Worcester Historical Museum: Massachusetts in the Women Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
- June 4, 7pm at the American Antiquarian Society: “Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement” by Allison Lange
- June 25, 7pm: After Suffrage: The Campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment, 1920-2020 from the Worcester Historical Museum
- July 30, 7pm from the Worcester Historical Museum: To The Wrongs that Need Resistance: The Uneasy Path to American Women’s Suffrage
- August 12, 6pm from the League of Women Voters: Voting in 2020 & Getting Out the Vote
- August 24, 7pm from the Worcester Historical Museum: Madame Secretary Frances Perkins performance
Please contact Culture@WorcesterMA.gov for more information on getting involved or adding your own event to the list.