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 and will be open to the public from March through September.
Leaders from a variety of fields will gather at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for discussions and presentations focused on the importance of shared leadership among women and men. Attendees will be asked to "march forth" on March 4th in a collective effort to achieve 50-50 shared leadership in business and government.
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.
Uniting women to fuel change, a rally of buses, cars and trucks 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 celebration with Vision 2020 supporters and returning 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, a tribute to the suffragists, on Independence Mall. The 2020 celebration 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.