Local organizations mark 100th anniversary of women's suffrage
Rochester, N.Y. – Dozens gathered Tuesday in Rochester to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
The Memorial Art Gallery hosted the kickoff event for “2017: Celebrating 100 Years of New York State Women’s Right to Vote.” The event featured the unveiling of a calendar of happenings over the course of the year.
The series of events is being put together by the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House and the American Association of University Women.
“It’s about meeting new people and organizing and creating the change we want to see,” said Susan B. Anthony Center Director Catherine Cerulli. “And recall, Susan B. Anthony and her colleagues, friends and family also had difficult times during which they were trying to secure the right for women to vote. They were working to eradicate slavery and racism and poverty. So the issues we think about Susan B. fighting for, we’re still looking at today right here in Rochester.”
Tuesday’s event included self-guided tours of the Memorial Art Gallery, highlighting women artists.