EVE the focus of Women’s History Month essay contest

February 28, 2011 by Suzanne Scoggins, Director of Women's History   · Comments Off
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The Montgomery County chapter of NOW (Maryland) is sponsoring a Women’s History Month essay contest focused on the EVE website. Students in the eighth grade are invited to visit our website and prepare an essay about the experience. They are also invited to attend a Women’s History Month talk by EVE’s president, [...]

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Dr. Lynette Long to speak at Women’s History Month program

February 28, 2011 by Suzanne Scoggins, Director of Women's History   · 1 Comment »
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Dr. Lynette Long will be the featured speaker at a “A Strategy Session on Public History,” presented by the Montgomery County chapter of NOW (Maryland) in honor of Women’s History Month. The program is scheduled for the evening of March 7, 2011, at the Wheaton Regional Library:
Time: Monday, March 7, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Wheaton [...]

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Press conference tomorrow: bill to be introduced for Harriet Tubman statue

Big news! After months of mostly behind-the-scenes work, the Harriet Tubman Statue Project is about to move into the spotlight. Maryland Delegate Susan C. Lee will announce the introduction of bill HB455/SB351 to place a statue of Harriet Tubman in National Statuary Hall. She will be joined by Senator Catherine Pugh, the [...]

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Who do you want to see in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

UPDATE: Huffington Post has picked up the story! Yay!

Synergy! The folks over at Hardy Girls Healthy Women saw Lynette’s recent blog post about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and were stunned to learn that Macy’s has had only 10 female character balloons in its entire history. That’s only 8%. (Tell us about it.)
So now [...]

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Equality isn’t just laws

August 26, 2010 by Suzanne Scoggins, Director of Women's History   · 1 Comment »
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(Ed. Note: This op-ed is being published in the Baltimore Sun on Thursday, August 26, 2010.)
On Aug. 26, 1920 — 90 years ago today — women became voting citizens of the United States. That was the day the 19th Amendment became law, finally writing women’s suffrage into the Constitution. In remembrance of the occasion, Congress [...]

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It’s official: Amelia Earhart will be the tenth woman in Statuary Hall

And EVE has been entrusted with the responsibility for making it happen.
I promised a couple of months ago that we had two very big announcements brewing, both of them related to Amelia Earhart. The first was the parade balloon, which is on schedule for a debut this fall.
The second announcement is this: [...]

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Take the poll: Should Women’s Equality Day be a federal holiday?

Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Following up on a previous conversation, I was pleased to see Google observing the day on its home page:

However, it’s actually another day, August 26, that has been set aside to honor women’s suffrage. The 19th [...]

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Ta-da! Official artist sketch of the Amelia Earhart balloon!

Here it is, the artist’s rendering of the new Amelia Earhart balloon:

Bear in mind this thing will be humongous—with a 40-foot wingspan, it will be the same size as the real airplane!
The art has been through several iterations and tweaked in response to feedback from EVE’s 99 Club, and now it’s ready to [...]

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Take the poll: coffee (mug), T (shirt), or ….

We are HUGELY grateful to all the 99 Club members who have helped us raise the funds for the Amelia Earhart balloon. We would be absolutely nowhere without your wonderful generosity. Thanks to you, we have made the down payment on the balloon, hired the artist, ordered and paid for the parade banner, [...]

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The ground crew for the Amelia Earhart balloon

I’ve just placed the order for the white jumpsuits the balloon handlers will wear while guiding the Amelia Earhart balloon. We’re going to dress them to look like a ground crew, wearing suits similar to what Amelia herself wore. The costume pictured at right was worn by Hilary Swank in the movie “Amelia.”
Toni [...]

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