Free event/ Pre-registration appreciated
- October 20, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
What changes has America seen since women gained the right to vote? What work still remains to be done? How did women from this region contribute to passage of the 19th Amendment a century ago?
This and more will be discussed during a presentation at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, former family home of Gifford and Cornelia Pinchot, best known for their progressive work in conservation, social justice and human rights.
Cornelia Bryce Pinchot and the 19th Amendment: The Women’s Vote and a Century of Impact will kick off a year-long centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Hosted by the US Forest Service and the Pike County League of Women Voters, with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association, the event will include a look at the work, point of view, and effect of Cornelia Pinchot on the suffrage movement and other progressive causes, to be followed by a panel discussion on the work accomplished by the 19th Amendment and the work yet to be accomplished.
A brief historical program will be followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring:
Siobhan “Sam” Bennett: Chief Strategic Officer and Senior Vice President, Legal Momentum – The Women’s Defense and Education Fund
Eolwyn Corby: Vision 2020 Program Manager, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine
Tameko Patterson-Winfield: President, Greater Pocono Section of the National Council of Negro Women
Mary Zimmerman: Immediate Past President of the Lewisburg League of Women Voters, as well as lecturer on women’s history
Congressman Matt Cartwright: United States Representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district since 2013
The program is intended to embrace the history of women’s suffrage as well as provide a launch for relevance into the future.
Following a Q&A session, light refreshments will be served and a special exhibit dedicated to Cornelia Pinchot and her involvement with the suffrage movement will be available for viewing.
About the program please contact the League of Women Voters at 570-407-3543.
About Grey Towers please call 570-296-9630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.