Putting Women Back Into History

The Women 2 Women Committee of the Tower Club presents:

“Putting Women Back Into History” 

An Evening with Cokie Roberts and daughter Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Thursday, May 24, 2018
6-9pm

Tower Club-Tysons Corner

The Women 2 Women Committee of the Tower Club is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association. The evening will feature a presentation by journalists/authors Cokie Roberts and her daughter, Rebecca Boggs Roberts. This dynamic mother-daughter duo will capture our attention with a presentation about “Putting Women Back Into History,” a timely topic with heightened attention to women’s issues and as we approach the centennial anniversary of the 19thAmendment in 2020. There will also be an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the Roberts.

“Capitol Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868”
“Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation”
“Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation”
By Cokie Roberts

“Suffragists in Washington, D.C.:
The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote”
By Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Highlights:
All tickets ($95, +fees) entitle you to a reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. Addtional libations will be available
at a cash bar.
A limited number of VIP tickets ($175, +fees) are available that
entitle you to join the Roberts at a private reception.
Silent/Live Auction featuring a variety of items including weekend getaways, art work, Nationals tickets, Luke Bryan concert tickets
Sponsorship and Partnership opportunities may also be purchased
through Eventbrite
Click to Register  

About The Memorial:

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is raising funds to build a national memorial to honor the millions of suffragists who fought more than seven decades to win the vote for women. It’s another hidden piece of women’s history even though it was a national campaign that included incidents of arrests, jail, torture and even death. The memorial will ensure that the suffrage story is elevated to its proper place in history and will educate present and future generations on the need for eternal vigilance for equal rights.  As author, Eleanor Clift, writes, “the suffragists engineered the greatest expansion of democracy in a single day that the world had ever seen, and yet…the leaders built no monuments to themselves, and too many of their names have been lost to history.”

Please help us to bring to light the “best kept secret in American history.”

http://www.suffragistmemorial.org

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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.

 

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