The Feminist Legacy: Defined by “Choice” or Truth?
Women’s Equality Day Reformed will hold its 12th annual commemoration of the granting of women’s voting rights on August 26, 1920. Ms. Martina Marie Parisi, author of the beautiful book “Choice” is the 2013 Woman of the Year and recipient of the Mott-Stanton-Anthony Award. Ms. Parisi is a talented young entrepreneur who epitomizes the aspirations, concerns and experiences of many young women today. Her engaging business style and her personal witness to the truth and beauty of life in that process sets her apart and demands recognition.
Mott, Stanton and Anthony’s sixty-plus years of hard work also relied on unique gifts, mutual respect, and unparalleled tenacity to achieve the good. These icons set a high standard for women to emulate. The 2013 theme challenges women to ask if over forty years of choice has enriched women’s lives in society as did the 19th Amendment or, if in the words of one pundit, are women increasingly “buying into their own degradation?” Has the proud feminist legacy been forever tarnished by abortion on demand?
Keynote speaker, radio personality Barbara Stinson, “Barbara From Harlem,” will share her personal journey and some of the cultural challenges that enliven her talk show. Do not miss it!
“The day again celebrates with women of all voting persuasions and now honors a new group of Westchester women formerly denied recognition by the County for 28 years. These women, like their feminist foremothers, champion a shared voice in government and the essence of womanhood: protection of the continuity of life,” says spokesperson Regina Riely.
Limited capacity and security check with photo ID. Seek long-term, 3-hour parking nearby to avoid having to leave the ceremony. For additional details call Regina 914.319.7491; Brigid 914.271.4598 or Judy 914.329.5163; or email the Committee at email@example.com.
Prior to the 8th floor ceremony, County Executive Rob Astorino will honor Ms. Parisi, as well.