Join a Centennial Commemoration  “Night of Terror”

The Workhouse Arts Center Prison Museum and
The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association present:

Centennial Commemoration 
“Night of Terror”

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Workhouse Arts Center, Bldg W-16 Gallery
9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton, Virginia 20079

On November 14, 1917, thirty-two women arrested for picketing the White

House for the right to vote were beaten, chained, and force-fed at the Occoquan Workhouse. It came to be known as “The Night of Terror.” Their indomitable strength and sacrifice helped turn the tide in efforts to have the 19th Amendment passed. Ratification eventually occurred in 1920. Help us celebrate and commemorate this important turning point in the history of the suffrage movement in the United States and remember these remarkable women known as the Silent Sentinels.


  • “Struggle for the Vote,” a talk by suffrage historian, Dr. Elisabeth Griffith
  • Staged, dramatic reading of the Occoquan suffragists’ own accounts
  • NY Metropolitan Museum of Art quartet-in-residence, PUBLIQuartet presents world premiere of commissioned work, “Silent Sentinels”
  • Anthems of protest led by Capital Harmonia community women’s chorus
  • Ceremonial Bell Ringing — Remembering the 32

Registration is free; Donations appreciated

**Limited seating available**

Register Now!


The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is a 501(c)(3)non-profit raising funds to build a national suffragist memorial at NOVA Parks’ Occoquan Regional Park, in Lorton, Va.
Mission: To educate, inspire, and empower present and future generations to remain vigilant in the quest for equal rights.

Join Susan Swecker to Support Women Running in Rural Districts

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: the home of Melissa Harrison, 110 E. Braddock Rd. Alexandria, 22301. Open street parking, residential neighborhood

Please join DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker, Alexandria City Councilman John Chapman, and House of Delegate candidates Stephanie Cook (HD-09 – Franklin, Henry, and Patrick Counties), Natalie Short (HD-23 – Lynchburg, Bedford, Amherst Counties) and Angela Lynn (HD-25 – Augusta, Albemarle, and Rockingham Counties).

This election cycle is seeing unprecedented Democratic energy on the ground all across Virginia. But reaching constituents in rural districts takes a lot more effort and resources. The purpose of this event is to show solidarity and raise money for three women candidates running in rural areas of Central and Southwest Virginia. Let’s show rural Virginia Democratic voters that we stand with them!

Host committee: Ashkan Bayanpour, Jill Caiazzo, Jessica Church, Leo Cruz, Marvin Figueroa, Bishop Garrison, Marj Signer, Terron Sims, Monique Alcala

Contribution levels: $250.00, $100.00, $75.00, $25.00
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