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Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres was born in 1972 in Honduras....

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is a Mexican and Lebanese actress,...

Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler, also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, nom de guerre "Jolanta" (15 February 1910 – 12 May 2008),[1] was a Polish nurse, humanitarian, and social worker who served in the Polish Underground during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw, and was head of the children's section of Żegota,[2][3] the Polish Council to Aid Jews...

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in...

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born on August 2, 1942 in...

Sojouner Truth

Sojouner Truth was born into slavery in 1797....

Marilyn Monroe

''Give a girl the right pair of shoes and...

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson was born in South Philadelphia...

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100 Years! Stay Tuned ... A Centennial Anniversary Celebration of Women's Suffrage in New York State

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6PM to 8PM, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 155 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

WomensActivism.NYC at the NYC Department of Records and Information Services, BMCC Tribeca PAC, and the Women’s Resource Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College honor the women who won the right to vote in NYS in 1917 and people fighting for justice today.

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WomensActivism.NYC is a project of the NYC Department of Records and Information Services