Pioneering Women in New York City

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Pioneering Women in New York City
Photo courtesy of Monumental Women

Here’s a chance for kids to show off their best artwork – and highlight the power of women!

Monumental Women is giving kids a chance to have their artwork featured at the historic unveiling of the Women’s Right Pioneers Monument that features Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Monumental Women is a nonprofit that is bringing the first statue of real women to Central Park. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization moved its in-person Put Her on a Pedestal workshop online. The workshop teaches young people about the Women’s Suffrage movement and prompts them to design a monument honoring a suffrage leader who inspires them.

 

Pioneering Women in New York City
Photo from MonumentalWomen.org

 

Some of the stellar submissions will be displayed at the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument unveiling ceremony on August 26th.

The workshop is particularly timely: August 26, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, when American women won the right to vote.

Monumental Women specifically chose this day to unveil the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument and symbolically “break the bronze ceiling” in Central Park. There are currently only statues honoring historic men and fictional female characters such as Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and Juliet (with Romeo).

For more information about the workshop, visit Monumental Women at monumentalwomen.org (and click on the “Education” tab).