In 1895, Newburgh hosted the Suffragette Convention which marked a transition in leadership and continued the momentum for women obtaining the right to vote until November 6, 1917. What is the legacy of this struggle and what does it look like today in Newburgh?
In remembering this seminal convention and the hard work of the women rights movement, let's come together to celebrate, learn and talk about Newburgh and women leadership!
This multi-part project includes:
▪ The Bike Parade at 1pm. Bicycling was a controversial thing to do for women. Whether you're a biker, dog walker, or skater, wear all white and ride down Broadway from the Court House to City Hall.
▪ The Community Convening at 2pm. A short expert panel will reveal the history of the suffragette movement, the role of black suffragettes, and what it means for civic engagement today. We will then create circles to explore themes of solidarity, trust, and action! Share your thoughts and ideas at 2pm at the Newburgh Free Library. (RSVP is encouraged so we can estimate snacks. NBSuffragettes@gmail.com)