Toast To Tenacity™
August 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 amFree
Celebrate 100 years of women’s voting rights!
Join a virtual tribute to Women’s Equality Day with inspiring speakers, music and a salute to the suffragists.
August 26, the day the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, is recognized nationwide as Women’s Equality Day. To celebrate the centennial, Vision 2020 will host a hybrid virtual event of live-streaming and pre-recorded presentations, tributes and performances.
Webcasting from Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Vision 2020 will host a 90-minute program that includes well-known speakers, music by the Philadelphia Orchestra and singer Meghan Cary, a visit with the Philadelphia Eagles, a ceremonial ringing of the Justice Bell* and a nationwide toast to the tenacious suffragists whose efforts won voting rights for American women.
The webcast will be accessible online from 12 pm to 1:30 pm at Women100.org.
Vision 2020 encourages sister events across the country on the same day by offering potential hosts a Toast To Tenacity Toolkit.
Vision 2020 Partners, Allies and supporters across the country will join in a collective toast at 1 pm ET, raising a glass of grape juice, as the suffragists did due to Prohibition, or a beverage of their choice. To participate in the live-stream toast, you must complete this Google form.
Anyone who can’t attend a toast or watch the webcast can participate through social media by using the hashtag #ToastToTenacity.
*The Justice Bell is a replica of the Liberty Bell without the crack. It was created in 1915 to raise public awareness about women’s fight for voting rights. After a five-year journey around Pennsylvania and neighboring states, the bell finally rang for the first time when women won the right to vote in 1920. It will ring for the second time during the Toast to Tenacity!