How do you see our Chapter helping you to move forward in 2020?
Happy New Year All! Dear Chapter members, The end of a decade could lead to the next stage for this Chapter. Take advantage of the opportunity to build coalitions with Chapter members and others in the Picatinny Arsenal community. Look for opportunities to achieve your professional career and developmental growth along with your personal goals by keeping the WID Picatinny Chapter as part of your 2020 career development plan.
In addition, this year, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. And as we celebrate the Centennial for the Women’s Right to Vote, we want you to know that we intend to share with you National and Chapter news, local and special events around the country that show America is celebrating Ways to Commemorate the Women's Suffrage.
Images from the New Jersey Suffrage Movement
Our Chapter has plans to offer TedTalks, a TEDWomen Series; Chapter outings, Leadership and Conference events to support your personal development that speaks to the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers in this nation. This series of events will also be centered around this most iconic moment in history. Each month, we will provide a program information on events regarding guest speakers, workshops, events, and discussions within the community that has sparked some of the women pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started in their careers and how you too can develop your talents and potential, build your human capital, enhance your quality of life, improve awareness and identity of the WID Picatinny Chapter, and contribute to the realization of your personal dreams and aspirations. Personal development takes place over the course of a person's entire life. Let us help to facilitate your employability.
To honor the 100th anniversary of the landmark passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, there are several educational materials, events & festivals, history & heritage and museum exhibits to venture. And if ever there is a chance to visit the Washington, DC area I highly recommend that you try the following places:
Portrait Monument to Pioneers of Suffrage Movement Among the most hallowed ground in our democracy, the U.S. Capitol Rotunda displays statues depicting past presidents like Washington and Lincoln, as well as a trio of significant women suffragists. This 14,000-pound monument immortalizes Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the first women to demand the right to vote, Susan B. Anthony, who proposed the Amendment that would pass after her death, and Lucretia Mott, a Quaker preacher who fought for women’s equality in the 1800s. The National Woman's Party presented the monument as a gift to the Capitol, which was accepted and unveiled during what would’ve been Anthony’s 101st birthday in 1921. The Capitol Visitor Center offers a Votes for Women Tour from Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m., in which guests can discover stories of the women who set the stage for equality, the many voices of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the voices of the generations of women who followed. Information: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday | Free First Street NE, Washington, DC 20515
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument The National Park Service conducts tours of the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, a 200-year-old historic house in Capitol Hill that has been at the center of the fight for women's rights since the National Woman’s Party became the owner in 1929. Guests can learn about the origins of the suffrage and women’s rights movements, as well as the women who earned the right to vote and introduced the Equal Rights Amendment. Hour-long tours of the museum are available at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 3:30 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Information: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday | Free 144 Constitution Ave NE 900 Ohio Drive SW Washington, DC 20002
New Jerseyans are encouraged to follow NJ Women Vote on social media (@NJWomenVote100 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook) and visit DiscoverNJHistory.org for more information about upcoming programs and events.