Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Observes Women's Equality Day

Cara Vandergriff

August 24, 2015

Multiple on-campus events will be held Aug. 26 to commemorate and support women’s equality.

WHAT: Women's Equality Day

WHEN: Wednesday (Aug. 26)

• Texas Tech University's Student Government Association and Triota Gamma Nu will host a voter registration table outside the Student Union Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• The Lubbock and Texas chapters of the American Association of University Women will have a table inside the Student Union Building at 1:30 p.m.
• Texas Tech's Women's Studies Program will host its annual online tweetchat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. using the hashtag #WED2015.
• Texas Tech's Student Government Association will host a "Women in Politics: Conversations About Race and Gender" forum at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building.

Women's Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, but also calls to attention the continuing efforts of women toward full equality. Every president since 1971 has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day, when Rep. Bella Abzug first introduced legislation in Congress.

"Women's Equality Day is a great day to celebrate the commitment, spirit and determination of so many that have come before us," said Tricia Earl, unit coordinator of Texas Tech's Women's Studies Program. "To understand the significance of the national woman's suffrage movement is to witness how important casting one vote still is today."

Women's Equality Day events are free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Patricia Earl, coordinator, Women's Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335, or patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu.