Cambridge to Celebrate 19th Amendment Centennial with Event Series and Public Art Commission

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Cambridge is celebrating the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and recognizing the Cambridge women who fought tirelessly for women’s right to vote by commissioning a public art piece and hosting an event series.  A working group led by the Chair of the Civic Unity Committee is planning three major events from September 2019 to August 2020.  While each event will have a different focus, all events will recognize the contributions of underrepresented women and the continuing struggle for equality and enfranchisement. 

 

The first event, Claiming Our Seats: A Kitchen Dialogue on Women's Voting Rights, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6-8:30 p.m., at Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway. Dr. Jennifer Guglielmo, Rev. Irene Monroe, and Dr. Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson will engage us in a reflective dialogue about women’s rights across the 20th and 21st centuries, moderated by Andrea Asuaje. Register via camb.ma/ClaimASeat.

At the direction of the City Council, City Manager Louis A. DePasquale has established the Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Committee to commission the public art. Working in collaboration, the 

Cambridge Arts Council released the Committee's Call to Artists: Request for Qualifications!  Submissions are due September 30, 2019.  Please review the RFQ and visit Cambridge Arts for additional information on how to apply.

With the support of city staff, the Committee will also set goals for the public art piece; work with the city to determine a location; conduct public outreach and review public input on the artist proposals and location; and lead the selection process from a group of finalists. The Committee plans to announce the selected proposal during the final Centennial celebration event in August 2020. For more information, visit CambridgeMA.gov/19thAmendmentCommittee.


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