Celebrating the Suffrage Centennial
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Washington, United States
Celebrating the Suffrage Centennial One hundred years ago, suffragist Alice Paul and some 8,000 marchers from every state in the nation and every country where women had the vote led the historic women’s suffrage procession down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
In honor of its anniversary, the National Press Club is hosting a reception Thursday, February 28 at 6-8:30 p.m. in the 13th floor Ballroom. The evening will celebrate the Suffrage march, which put suffrage in the national spotlight in 1913, and in 1920, secured women’s voting rights through the 19th Amendment now enshrined in the Constitution.
The reception includes women leaders, descendants of women suffragists, suffrage music, video clips of suffragists, suffrage foods prepared by NPC Chef Susan Delbert and a preview of the NPC Suffrage exhibit, which will be featured throughout the month of March at the Club. Some of the speakers include:
• NPC President Angela G. Keane of Bloomberg News
• Maureen Bunyan, veteran television news broadcaster and a primary anchor for ABC WJLA/7
• Joan Wages, President/CEO, National Women’s History Museum
And a panel discussion with:
• Eleanor Clift (moderator) Contributing editor for Newsweek Magazine and the Daily Beast, a popular panelist on The McLaughlin Group, and author of “Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment”
• J.D. Zahniser, co-author of a biography on suffragist Alice Paul and lecturer/ educator of Women’s Studies Program
• Erika Falk, Aspen Institute, former public radio reporter & anchor, and author of "Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns" on how the media cover women in campaigns.
Stay tuned! More speakers and exciting announcements to come!
Get your tickets early—we expect a sold out evening! Admission is $15, $10 for NPC members with promotional code.
For more information, contact Events Committee Chair Megan Cotten at email@example.com.
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The National Press Club
The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. And while these are the Club’s functions, its mission is to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. It is a social and business organization dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism.