There are nearly 5,200 statues across the United States, but less than 400 of those depict women. We are living in a time where gender parity and equity is of national importance, with remarks from politicians and celebrities bringing the #MeToo movement to the forefront of the nation’s mind. Become part of the #whereArethewomen? series presented by Statues.com to help us to shed light on the glaring lack of female representation in statues throughout the United States. Learn more about our Kickstarter project and the badass women who helped pave the road to equality. The first event in this one-of-a-kind series will showcase 20 trailblazing women of the 19th and 20th century who impacted the women’s rights movements and whose notable contributions to our society have been under-recognized. The actions they took required a dauntless state of mind and commendable perseverance; our series works to show the world everything these women have done, and keep their memory alive for all future generations to grow and learn from.
These amazing trailblazers and unsung heroes gave women a voice in a society that tried to silence them. Suffragists are the reason that women today are able to walk into voting booths, cast votes, and have an equal say in the political sphere. The 19th Amendment was passed only after diligent women refused to stay silent and demanded to be seen as equals to men, not only for themselves, but for all women for generations to come. It’s incredibly important to remember and celebrate these women, the challenges they faced, and the victories they won.
We will have a panel moderated by KRCL’s RadioActive host, Lara Jones, in which we will discuss the ways women have been under represented throughout history and what we can do to help create a more inclusive future. The panel will include, Sarah Sinwell, Pat Bagley, Alyson Adams and Robyn Cohen.
After the discussion there will be an exhibit highlighting all of the trailblazers and their accomplishment as well a live action sculpting with one of Statues.com‘s artists. Shock Talk podcast will be hosting an exciting live show throughout the event.
Come join us in celebrating the first in the series, “Where are The Women?”
Doors will open at 6:00. Food and Beverage are provided.
Admission is Free
RSVP is required
Community Partners: Impact Hub, Ogdens Own Distillery, Statues.com