Women’s Equality Blog Series

More Than the Vote: AVOW Founder Faith Van Gilder Encourages Women to Flex their Civic Muscles

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Faith Van Gilder Chief Officer, Fund Development & Marketing, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana We celebrate women’s suffrage this month, and though winning the vote and the Voting Rights Act are certainly important milestones to celebrate, the weight of other pressing social concerns, such as the pandemic, economic recession, and racial disparities can make it … Read More

YWCA Community Educator Kristen Shares about the Personal Meaning of Suffrage

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Kristen Monnier YWCA Community Educator August 2020 marks a month of celebration for women in the United States. 100 years ago this month women finally won the right to vote! At one time in our history, women were not considered capable of having a say in politics, even those that impacted them. Thanks to strong, female … Read More

Palermo Galindo Reflects on the Women Who Inspired Him to Participate in Civic Engagement

Monday, August 3, 2020

Palermo Galindo Community Liaison-Manager of Community Relations, City of Fort Wayne In 1915, Hermila Galindo created a magazine called La Mujer Moderna (The Modern Woman) in Mexico City. At the time, Galindo’s views on sex education and women’s sexuality were considered to be extremely radical. Her approach in seeking equality and women’s rights was seen as controversial. The … Read More

AVOW Founder Patti Hays Explains Why The Vote Is Only a Piece of the Puzzle

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Patti Hays CEO, AWS Foundation November 1920 is remembered for the election when women, white women, across the United States were allowed to vote for the first time. However, it was not until the civil rights laws of 1965 when Black women were freed from Jim Crow laws and were ensured that same right. The vote … Read More