If you haven’t already saved the date for our Equality Day Tea, stop reading right now and put it on your calendar! We are excited to go back to an old-fashioned tea party, to be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Sweet Tea Celebrations, located at 5325 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 (located in The Boulevard Shoppe).
Join us for refreshing home-brewed teas, hot or cold (or bring your wine of choice) and a wide selection of pastries and finger sandwiches, as well as good old-fashioned girl talk on a Saturday afternoon. (Don’t forget to wear your hat!)
Seating is limited and we expect to sell out fast. Reservations can be made below. This event will be open to BPW/SPP members and friends of BPW/SPP only. Take this opportunity to meet a few great women (or an old friend) in an intimate setting as we remember the past, the hard work of the present, and help to pave the way for the next generation of great women in our future as a local organization supporting women personally, professionally, and politically.
Sweet Tea Celebrations is located at 5325 Gulfport Blvd S – Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 498 0390
Don’t forget your hat!
At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.
The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.
Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971
Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and
WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.
Credit: National Women’s History Project