Sacramento, Get out and RALLY!
Help us Commemorate and
Reaffirm Women's Right to Vote!
Join us in the parade or come watch!
Saturday August 25, 2007
2nd Annual California Women's Equality Day Parade & Rally
Our Votes = Our Voices
"The vote is the emblem of equality, women
of America, the guarantee of your liberty.
That vote of yours has cost millions of
dollars and the lives of thousands of women."
Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters
Parade starts at 9:30 AM at Southside Park
Sign-up at 7th & T Streets
Rally at 11 AM at the West Steps of the Capitol
WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY SPECIAL:
"GREAT WOMEN OF JAZZ, 1890-1990"
7:00 pm, Friday, August 24, 2007
24th Street Theater, Sierra 2 Center for Community and Arts
2791 24th Street, Sacramento 95818
Pre parade registrants $10 per ticket other wise $15.
The Jazz Generation presents their popular history of women in jazz show, for the 2nd Annual
Women's Equality Day Parade and Rally. Written by Suzanne Brooks; premiered in 2004.
The Jazz Generation is multi-ethnic, multi-generational band of men and women
Suzanne Brooks, vocalist/manager; Chris Lee, keyboard; Kim Nguyen, flute;
Toby Spencer, drums; David O'Keefe, bass; and Joel Bremson, guitar;
along with Monique Massey Jefferson, narrator; and dancers choreographed by
Linda Tregle, teacher at Cosumnes River and San Joaquin Delta Colleges.
This performance is made possible by support from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission,
Lyons Realty, Crepeville Restaurant (24th Street), I Wantabe Costumes (West Sacramento)
and International Association for Women of Color Day.
SHOW TICKETS ONLY: contact The Jazz Generation (916) 483-9804 or CreativeSy@aol.com.
Advanced purchases are recommended. The Jazz Generation accepts Visa/Mastercard for advance telephone sales.
Tickets purchased by credit card before August 18 can be mailed via postal mail.
Come Join the Parade for Women's Equality Day
were spit upon, beaten, jailed, vilified in the pulpit, and sometimes
scorned by their own sex. They were courageous risk takers who took on
a government and the president of the most powerful nation in the world
for a democratic principle, the right to vote. Yes, these were the
“suffragettes” so-dubbed by the press and other detractors. Modern
women are indebted to them and should appreciate their 72 years of
sacrifices to gain that long-denied right to vote.
who gave so much would shudder to learn that 22 million single women
voters failed to vote in a presidential election with the potential to
greatly impact their lives with steps backward on issues that affect
not only of them, but of the world. Those women need to be awakened to
their ability to change the course of history as their foremothers did.
to do it? Hold a parade! That’s what we did in 2006, emboldened by the
1913 parade depicted in “Iron-Jawed Angels” when “6- 8,000 suffragists
marched in a procession featuring colorful banners, marching bands,
symbolic floats, and regiments of women marching by states alongside
those of business and professions, delegations of women in their native
costumes representing full or partial suffrage, a float showing women
working beside men in the field and factory and another of elaborately
costumed Women of the Bible.”
that such parades won over more support for their cause than thousands
of petitions, we felt sure that ours would bring out more women voters,
and look what happened in November. However, it should be emphasized
that this is not a protest march, but a commemoration of the 1920
victory and a demonstration of how much women contribute to society.
Participants are encouraged to wear white with purple sashes denoting
26 falls on a Sunday this year so the parade will be on Saturday,
August 25, still perfect for a grand parade down the avenue to the
Following is the schedule:
am: assemble at least 1,000 women from all over the state at Southside
Park, 5th at T St; 10:00: walk or ride on floats to the West Steps;
11:00 am: listen to advocates, activists and public officials compare
those times with ours while perusing displays of women’s history in
books, paintings, photos plus vendors with merchandise. You can find
descriptive photos now on the web site of the National Women’s History
Project: www.nwhp.org. For continuing details of this year’s parade,
visit that of the California Suffrage Parade Coalition:
www.womenequalityparade.com later this month.
will be appreciated. Make checks payable to: NWHP/Parade, and mail to
California Suffrage Parade Coalition at National Women’s History
Project, 3343 Industrial Drive, Ste 4, Santa Rosa, California 95403.
last year were: Women’s Inter-cultural Network-CAWA, National Women’s
History Project, American Association of University Women, California
NOW, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Sacramento Labor Council, Women
Democrats of Placer County and Sacramento, LULAC, Commission on the
Status of Women, California Nurses Association, Grandmothers for Peace,
Women’s International League of Peace & Freedom, Coalition of Labor
Union Women, California Association of Social Workers, League of Women
Voters & Gray Panthers.
Feb. 1, 2007
Photos |California Women's Equality Parade