Women 100 will educate, celebrate and motivate with events in March, August and November 2020
Here is a sampling of the special experiences being planned for the year 2020 in Philadelphia
Relay starting from Seneca Falls, NY, where the 1848 Women's Rights Convention was held and carrying a copy of the Declaration of Sentiments to an exhibition in Philadelphia.
- National Constitution Center Project with a VIP opening event to which U.S. Supreme Court Justices and key government leaders will be invited.
- Next-Generation Forums on women in business, government and education; plus conversations on culture with award-winning women writers.
- Toast to Tenacity event on Independence Mall, inviting the public to celebrate historic and contemporary acts of courage by American women.
Spring Breakthrough experience for college students from across the country to spend their break working toward shared leadership among women and men.
- Vision 2020 National Congress during which Delegates from across America and invited thought leaders will debate and deliver a report on women's progress toward equality and a roadmap for the future.
- Concerts, fireworks, sporting events, art shows and exhibitions focusing on women, in Philadelphia and around the country, throughout the year.
- Voter participation competition to engage every state in achieving 100 percent participation by eligible women voters in the 2020 November election, culminating in an election night victory party to announce results and declare a winner.
- Daily Women 100 Message communicated to the nation through traditional mass media and social media.
Events inspire women to draw on the strength of their foremothers in overcoming challenges
Women 100 activities in March will educate the public about women leaders in history and connect the challenges they overcame with the challenges facing women in 2020.
Interactive Women's History Exhibition
A new interactive visual experience on the history of women will open at a public venue in Philadelphia. Multiple events will mark the opening:
Public Dedication Event with food, beverages, music, women's chorus, etc.
- Invitation-only VIP Event to which U.S. Supreme Court Justices and key national leaders
- Open House for Educators project preview; activities workshop
Declaration of Sentiments Relay
Starting from Seneca Falls, NY, where America's first Women's Rights Convention was held in 1848, the relay will carry a copy of the convention's Declaration of Sentiments demanding voting rights to the new exhibition at the National Constitution Center.
A constitutional amendment 100 years ago broke a dam that had been holding women back. A torrent of change has been coursing through American culture ever since. Forum topics will assess the effects:
- Getting to 50-50: What it will take to reach 50-50 shared leadership among women and men
- Women in Charge: Challenges facing the next generation of women decision makers
- Work-Life-You: Sorting out the issues around balancing career and family
- On Account of Sex: The modern-day relevance of the 19th Amendment
- Conversations on Culture: Award-winning writers share views on the changing culture
An experience for college students from all 50 states who will spend their spring break working toward shared leadership among women and men. There may be one national program in Philadelphia, regional programs or state programs.
Events celebrate a turning point for women and the tenacity required to achieve victory
August 2020 is the perfect time to celebrate the turning point in August 1920 when women won the right to vote. Women 100 will seize the momentum to redouble efforts to achieve 50-50 shared leadership among women and men.
Vision 2020 National Congress
Vision 2020 will have a National Congress of women Delegates from all 50 states and District of Columbia that will convene on Aug. 24. Designated sessions will be open to the public. A large, public evening event on Aug. 25 will include invited celebrities, thought leaders, military personnel and other outstanding leaders from across the country.
Women in the Arts Month
To honor the myriad ways in which women artists throughout history have influenced attitudes and opened minds, Women 100 will partner with arts organizations to present a variety of special programming featuring women artists. Outreach will include an appeal to women film directors and producers to premier new movies in August 2020.
Toast to Tenacity
This event on Independence Mall will take place on Aug. 26, Women's Equality Day – 100 years to the day since the 19th Amendment was signed into law. The public will be invited to celebrate historic and contemporary acts of courage by American women.
States compete to achieve 100 percent turnout by eligible women voters on Nov. 3
Vision 2020 and scores of Allied Organizations are working to increase civic engagement by women, so that more will vote and run for office. Women 100 will pick up that baton and run with it in 2020. The goal: 100 percent of registered women voters participate in the November 2020 general election.
Women 100 Percent Voter Turnout Competition
As a salute to the suffragists of yesteryear and a rallying cry to the women of today, Women 100 will hold a national competition in which states compete against one another to achieve the maximum turnout of eligible women voters in November 2020.
A successful competition will involve:
- Partnerships with Vision 2020 Allied Organizations that have parallel missions, such as the League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote
- Competition tie-ins with radio and television networks, the print media and social media
- Buy-in from officials at the state, county and local level to participate
- Communication with sources of get-out-the-vote momentum, such as schools, houses of worship, medical facilities, sororities, PTAs, etc.
- Vigorous communications throughout the years leading up to November 2020 emphasizing Step One – Register! Step Two – Vote!
Election Night Victory Event
On election night, Nov. 3, 2020, Women 100 will collaborate with the Committee of Seventy and other partners to host a major media event. Leaders from every state will be involved in tracking and reporting their state's female voter turnout as results come in. Bragging rights will be awarded to the state whose percentage of eligible women voting is closest to 100 percent.