On view through March 31st
2:30 – 4:30
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon
The Howland Cultural Center, Beacon’s premier Arts and Entertainment venue, cordially invites you to the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 2nd, from 2:30 to 4:30, of the Still Still Moving Artists Exhibition with the works of thirty plus artists celebrating National Women’s History Month 2019. (more info at Facebook)
Lori Adams, Elizabeth Arnold, Tina Bernstein, Gabe Brown, Laura Currier, Theresa Goodman, Mimi Czajka Graminisk, iBeth Haber, Laura Kaufman, Insun Kim, Carole P. Kunstadt, Flynn Larsen, Claire Lofrese, Bibiana Huang Matheis, Lori Merhige, Andrea Moreau, Chantelle Norton, Samantha Palmeri, Susanna Ronner, Chris Sanders, Jackie Skrzynski, Barbara Smith, Kazumi Tanaka, Judy Thomas, Susan Walsh, Catherine Welshman, Anna West, Jayoung Yoon, among others…
On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed, giving women the right to vote. Not all women – just white women. Black women, especially in the South, were prohibited from voting for decades after 1920. It took the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 that their rights were finally upheld. Native American women were not recognized until 1924; Chinese American women, 1943; and Japanese and other Asian American women it was 1952.
And so, women’s history in this country is a history of a painfully slow and uneven slog by many dedicated individuals – female and male. And, we’re not there yet…even as we approach the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, we have yet to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that would widely “prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.” Specifically, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” We’re still still moving towards that goal.