The 19th Amendment, giving 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.
Please contact Culture@WorcesterMA.gov for more information on getting involved or adding your own event to the list.
- 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
- April 30, 7pm at the Worcester Historical Museum: To The Wrongs that Need Resistance: The Uneasy Path to American Women’s Suffrage
- June 4, 7pm at the American Antiquarian Society: “Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement” by Allison Lange
- June 4, 7pm at the Worcester Historical Museum: Massachusetts in the Women Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
- August 26, 12pm at the Worcester Common: Celebrate Worcester’s 100th Anniversary of Suffrage Victory