Monthly Archives: July 2015

Women’s Equality Day Celebration and Poetry Reading

Celebrate the day in 1920 when women’s right to vote was recognized in the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution

Saturday, August 22, 2015
1:30 to 4:00 PM
Botts Hall of the Special Collections Library
423 Central Avenue NE (at Edith)

Speakers on the Meaning of WED and Progress made toward full equality for women in the USA ~ followed by Poetry Reading featuring the Albuquerque Word Weavers and an open mic hosted by Jules Nyquist.

Bring your poems about women’s rights in the US (4 min. max).
Inspire Us! Tell us about the:

  • Triumphs- Milestones achieved, such as winning the vote
  • Progress- What has improved for women since 1920
  • Struggles- What is yet to be achieved, including the ERA*
  • Justice- Why ensuring equal rights for all women in our country is the just and right thing to do

* Equal Rights Amendment ~ written 1923:
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the Unites States or by any state on account of sex.

Sponsored by:
Albuquerque NOW (
Leaque of Women Voters
Southwest Women’s Law Center