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Texas Tech to Celebrate Women's Equality Day on Wednesday

Glenys Young

August 25, 2020

This year is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Texas Tech University's Women's & Gender Studies program encourages members of the community to wear white tomorrow (Aug. 26) and engage with them on social media in celebration of Women's Equality Day.

The observance of Women's Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, but also calls attention to women's continuing efforts toward full equality. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1971, when U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) first introduced legislation in Congress. This year is extraordinary as it is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

The Women's & Gender Studies program will participate in the national virtual campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. People are encouraged to post what Women's Equality Day means to them to highlight the impact of this movement and the contributions of people who continue to work toward gender equity. Remember to include the hashtag #WomensEqualityDay and tag @TTUWGS.

Women's & Gender Studies will post useful links to news and information about gender equity, including a Test Your Knowledge Quiz about Women's Equality Day.