Equality Day Tea

 

The 2019 Equality Day Tea was a Sold Out Success!

40 intelligent and beautiful women celebrated Equality Day with a high tea at Sweet Tea Celebrations in Gulfport FL.   Equality Day celebrates women in the United States attaining the Right to Vote.  American women worked diligently for 72 years to have the 19th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.

The Tea Committee enjoyed bringing membership and guests a fun educational and scrumptious event.  Our hat contest showcased the many talents of our attendees.  The two Opportunity baskets featured 2 strong Florida writers.  We learned about Zora Neale Hurston and Millicent Rawlings.  The donations collected for the Opportunity baskets will go to the Legislative committee for Tallahassee days.  Bpws Education Foundation shared the proceeds of the 50/50.

 

It was an exciting afternoon for one and all.  Please look at the link to see the photographs of our stunning women.

 

Special thank you s to the following:  Ashley Adams for the donation of a lovely bracelet.  Vicki Faulkner donated Mary Kay.  Maria Garvey of Salon Lofts donated a haircut and style.  And Jerri Evans donated two bottles of wine.  Our guests enjoyed a great event.

 


Getting there:

Sweet Tea Celebrations is located at 5325 Gulfport Blvd S – Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 498 0390

Don’t forget your hat!


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At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.

Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971
Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and

WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.

Credit: National Women’s History Project