This March marks the 31st Women’s History Month. Thousands of cultural, historic, and philanthropic institutions around the country will celebrate the rich and formidable contributions of women throughout history. On March 9, GFWC will host our annual Women’s History Month Reception at Headquarters. Page Harrington, Executive Director of the National Women’s Party (NWP), will speak about the illustrious history of the organization, and its current endeavors to educate the public on the women’s rights movement.
Founded in 1917, the National Women’s Party was host to women wanting to advocate for suffrage. The NWP engaged Congress and the country through the organization of nonviolent protests, such as marches, pickets, speaking tours, and hunger strikes. Their determination and grit captured the attention of the nation and garnered public support for the women’s suffrage movement. After the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920, Alice Paul, founder of the NWP, knew their work was just beginning. In 1923, Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment, which the NWP advocated for throughout the remainder of the 20th century. Today, Page Harrington leads the National Women’s Party in its charge for better education and the preservation of women’s history.
The Women’s History Month reception will be held from 2 p.m-4 p.m on March 9. It is open to all clubwomen, as well as the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us for what is sure to be a truly historic and enlightening event!