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Simone 'Nicole Minet' Segouin

Simone Segouin, also known by her nom de...

Petra Kelly

Petra Kelly called "Jeanne d'Arc of the...

Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Waring was the youngest member of the...

Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva trained as a quantum...

Ngo Ba Thanh

Ngo Ba Thanh represented the non-aligned "third force" during the Vietnam War. She was the leader of a women's peace group and a vocal critic of the United States support of the Thieu regime. In September 197, she was arrested. tries, and convicted for "activities harmful to the national security." After a hunger strike by Thanh in April 1973,...

Jody Williams

Jody Williams is the voice for the tens of...

Annie Wood Besant

Annie Wood Besant advocated for birth control,...

Renee (Yoyi) Epelbaum

In 1977, a few years after the Argentine armed...

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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