Multi-County Commissions On The Status Of Women Holding Suffragist 100th Anniversary Event

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By: Follow South Jersey Staff

WOODBURY, N.J. — Multiple County Commissions on the Status of Women have teamed together for a virtual event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. 

The 100th Anniversary of the Suffragist Victory: Empowering Modern Women will take place on Monday, November 16th at 6:00 P.M.. on Zoom.

Suffragists marching in New Jersey. Photo credit: Rutgers Libraries.

The Multiple County Commissions on the Status of Women includes Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Somerset, Union, Gloucester, Mercer, and Cape May counties.

“The Gloucester County Commission for Women serves as a fact finding and advisory Commission to the public at large regarding the concerns of women in Gloucester County and suggests and urges reforms in the law, public policy and public attitudes towards women,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said in a statement. “We are honored to collaborate with counties across the state to celebrate the suffrage movement.”

This event will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement, and allow participants to learn about the societal, educational, and economic impact of this historic movement to modern women. The celebration will include panel discussion sessions featuring a diverse group of experts including Dr. Margaret M. Mcmenamin, President of Union County College; Dr. Sadaf Jaffer, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and Mayor of Montgomery Township; Rebecca Mark, Director of Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership; Dr. Barbara Ridener, Dean to the College of Education at Kean University; Dr. Joanne J. Noel, PhD Union Institute and University; and Jim Jefferson, County Commissioner at Gloucester County.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in Networking Roulette , a way to get to know new people and expand their network.

“Serving as liaison to the Gloucester County Commission for Women I have experienced first hand the work they do to ensure that women across Gloucester County are heard,” Freeholder Jim Jefferson said. “This event will allow us to not only reflect on how far women have come, but also look to the future.”

Spots are limited and interested individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible. This event is free of charge.

To register, please visit www.tinyurl.com/njstrong. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/njcswnow.


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