Timeline of Events
During the year 2020, programs and events will illuminate the contributions of women throughout American history and set the agenda for women to achieve equality in the 21st Century.
Vision 2020's Women 100 is commissioning a custom-made interactive exhibition for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibition will inspire and educate the public on women's suffrage and its ties to present-day gender equality challenges. It will be open to the public from March through September.
Undergraduate students from across the country will spend a weekend in Philadelphia, delving into issues of intersectional feminism, civic engagement and social justice work. Students will be given the tools and resources to return to their campuses as advocates for social change.
Leaders from a variety of fields will gather at the Kimmel Center for discussions and presentations focused on the importance of women's leadership — past, present and future.
Vision 2020's HERstory Hunt is a hands-on women's history scavenger hunt that encourages young people to go beyond the traditional telling of history to uncover the underrepresented voices of the past. Participants discover and learn about women who have served as leaders or important historical figures.
To honor the past and accelerate the pace of women's progress, buses and cars with women in the driver's seat will travel to Seneca Falls, New York — site of the first Women's Rights Convention — after stopping in Scranton for a rally with Vision 2020 supporters, and return to Philadelphia the next day.
The 19th Amendment became law in 1920 on August 26 — a date now recognized nationwide as Women's Equality Day. To celebrate the Amendment's 100th anniversary, Vision 2020 will host its annual Toast to Tenacity on Independence Mall. The event will include a ringing of the Justice Bell, which first rang in 1920 to celebrate the amendment's passage.
Vision 2020 Delegates, Allied Organizations and national thought leaders will convene to focus on the status of women's equality in the United States. A report card will be presented to inform the development of the equality agenda for the 21st Century.