Today, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day – a national recognition of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. I’d like to take a moment to honor the community of inspiring women leading and supporting the CSN mission to empower our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper. The spirit of the Women’s Equality movement lives in you.
Dear CSN Family,
First introduced in 1878 as the women’s suffrage Amendment, the 19th Amendment was signed into law on Aug. 26, 1920. Fifty years later, women joined together in a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality to press for equal opportunities in employment and education and 24-hour childcare centers. This national attention led to a bill designating Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day – a symbol of women’s continued fight for equal rights.
I encourage you to revisit the Women’s Empowerment video created by the CSN Women’s Alliance on the CSN YouTube Channel. It is a testament to how women have honored sisterhood at the College of Southern Nevada.
Women’s Equality Day falls before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester and during our annual Convocation. The CSN Women’s Alliance will celebrate the day after the beginning of the semester to ensure this important observance receives the attention it deserves. Please be on the lookout for details.
Happy Women’s Equality Day!