May 26, 2017
One of Vision 2020's goals is to educate youth about the contributions of women throughout history. As one strategy to achieve that goal, Vision 2020 created the HERstory Hunt, a hands-on women's history scavenger hunt that seeks to teach girls and boys to go beyond the traditional telling of history to find the underrepresented voices of the past, and especially to find the places where women have served as leaders or important historical figures.
To test-run the HERstory Hunt, Vision 2020 recently teamed up with two national parks and two Girls on the Run chapters.
May 24, 2017
May 10th marked the first-ever 50/50 Day, a global awareness day to spark discussions and action around gender equality. More than 11,000 50/50 Day events took place across 63 countries worldwide. In the U.S., every state participated -- with many programs sponsored by Vision 2020 Delegates -- and in Philadelphia, Vision 2020 was the host of 50/50 Day.
As part of Vision 2020 50/50 Day, we held a film screening of 50/50 -- a mini-documentary about the history of women in leadership -- followed by a panel discussion featuring top business and government leaders. In a candid exchange, the panelists shared insights and advice that we believe every woman (and man) should hear.
May 17, 2017
As part of 50/50 Day in Philadelphia, Vision 2020 teamed up with Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown of Philadelphia City Council. The councilwoman, who participated on a panel of business and government leaders, brought with her an official resolution proclaiming May 10 as 50/50 Day throughout Philadelphia — the only major U.S. city to make such a declaration.