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Susan B. Anthony's 204th Birthday Party!

Held on February 18th, 2024, at the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center, we enjoyed appetizers, cake, community, and music by "Resonance," an all-women acapella ensemble whose songs, to and about women, were uplifting and inspiring.  The program can be seen here. Many were in attendance as we recognized Black Suffragists, whose struggles and contributions have been too often overlooked.  Susan B. Anthony (played by June Littler) made an appearance, reminding us that, "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance."  Pictures are here. Please mark your calendars for the Annual Women's Equality Luncheon scheduled for August 24th, 2024.

 

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The Friends of Susan B. Anthony's Annual Women's Equality Day Luncheon.

Standing UP for Women's Rights

On Saturday, August 26, 2023, we celebrated the 175th anniversary of the women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 and the 103th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (woman suffrage) 1920.  We invited the community to this event, which began as an informal birthday party for Susan B. Anthony over forty years ago, and is now held in conjunction with the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The luncheon featured an award presentation and a speaker.

2023 Recipient of Friends of Susan B. Anthony Award:

Faye Williams

Each year a local woman is recognized who exemplifies the spirit of Susan B. Anthony. This year, Faye Williams was honored for her activism on behalf of social justice. She is a founder of the Alachua County Black History Task Force and a prominent member of many other community organizations.

Speaker: Jennifer Adams

The featured speaker was Jennifer Adams, who served as a Board Director for the League of Women Voters of Florida and also chaired the State Advocacy and Social Justice Committees. She is presently Executive Director of Florida Community Partnership, and continues to advocate for empowering women and girls.

Thank you to all who attended or sponsored the 2023 Women's Equality Day luncheon.

2023 Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Honoree

Faye Williams (center) celebrates with friends.

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June and Faye hugging
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