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4/26/21, 5pm - 6pm

From civil rights and women’s suffrage to environmentalism, the names and memories of women are intertwined with the urban fabric and history of our city. Join MAS for a program that will examine the stories of women activists that mark historic places in New York and their lasting impacts that inspire continued activism today.

We will hear stories about…

Elizabeth Jennings Graham, a teacher and civil rights leader who stood for her right to ride a public streetcar in 1854 by launching a lawsuit that led to the desegregation of the NYC transit system in 1855.

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, a community organizer who fought for women’s suffrage and Chinese American rights and culture in the early 1900s.

And Gretta Moulton, a heroine of the environmental movement who rallied citizens and politicians to save High Rock Park from residential development in 1965.

There will be introductory remarks by LaTonya C. Jones from the NYC Department of Records and Information Services. Tara Kelly from MAS will also share remarks and moderate an audience Q&A towards the end of the program.

Share a story of a woman who inspires you!

The WomansActivism.NYC project is collecting more stories of women who have helped to shape the past, present, and future. The NYC Department of Records and Information Services created WomensActivism.NYC to write everyday extraordinary women into #herstory. WomensActivism.NYC is a permanent crowd-sourced New York City archive, listing women from around the globe who made a difference through their activism and, in turn, inspire activism today. Share a story at WomensActivism.NYC.

Price: This event is free with RSVP but donations to MAS and participating organizations are encouraged.

Organized by
The Municipal Art Society of New York
4/26/21, 5pm - 6pm
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