Centennial Celebrations!

Celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

About 400 people braved the showers to honor Wisconsin’s role as the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. Thanks to our many partners, including the Badgerland Girl Scouts, The Raging Grannies, The Forward Wisconsin Women’s Art Fund, emcee Joy Cardin, Assembly Reps. Joan Ballweg and Melissa Sargent, actors Doug Reed and Bridget Kelly, and Carrie Chapman Catt impersonator Rose Stephenson. Many thanks as well to the many volunteers and organizers who made it all come together—especially Ellen Penwell from LWV Wisconsin!

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Forward Theater presents Two Steps Forward Monologues
When: June 20-23
Overture Center, Madison

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the Two Steps Forward festival will encompass a wide variety of perspectives on and interpretations of our state’s long progressive tradition.

THE MONOLOGUES (in no particular order):

Wisconsin Blue Book by Eric Appleton; Madison, WI
Susan B. Anthony by Andy Bayiates; Evanston, IL
The Vote is Just the Beginning by Takelya Benton; Madison, WI
Forward by Erin Celello; Madison, WI
Butterfly Wings by Coleman; Mineral Point, WI
Awake by Sandy Dietrick; Brooklyn, NY
A New Voice in Politics by Marcia Jablonski; Ft. Myers, FL
Dive Flow by Karen Moeller; Madison, WI
Cranberry League Stats by Ellen Monroe; Stoughton, WI
#WyattCameron by Jake Penner; Madison, WI
Down There by Lucy Wang; Glendale, CA
Lottery by Amy White; Mt. Vernon, IA

LWVDC is Forward Theatre's June partner organization!

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When: June 10, noon
Where: Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda

Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote! Be a part of this 100 year celebration and see an unveiling of the original 19th Amendment, hear from Wisconsin women in leadership, and more! Artifacts will be available to view in the rotunda from Noon until 10pm on June 10.
Learn more, and explore the Wisconsin Historical Society  collections related to the 19th Amendment here

Madison.com Photos of the event Coverage of the event.
WisconsinEye coverage of the event.
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The "Her Flag" Project comes to Madison 
 June 10, 6 p.m.
Madison Arts-Literature Library, 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison

It took 36 states to ratify the 19th amendment into law. In June of 2019, Marilyn Artus, will begin a 14 month road trip over 17 separate trips, traveling in order of ratification to all 36 states that ratified the amendment, to collaborate with a women artist in each state. Jenie Gao is the artist representing Wisconsin. Together they will create a flag with 36 stripes, one for each of the ratifying states.

Learn more about the Her Flag project.

Read more about the Wisconsin event and see Wisconsin’s stripe.