Community members come together to celebrate Women’s Equality Day
On Wednesday, August 21, Dallas City and County leaders came together in celebration of Women’s Equality Day amid a sea of women dressed in white.
Women’s Equality Day celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Women and men who attended the event were asked to wear white in a show of support for suffragettes.
The event was produced by the Women’s Issues Network and featured Mayor Eric Johnson, State Representative Victoria Neave, and Dallas Commissioners Clay Jenkins, Dr. Elba Garcia and Dr. Theresa M. Daniel.
Women’s Equality Day is normally celebrated on August 26 of each year, but it since it falls outside of a full Council Briefing or Agenda day, the proclamation was made today.
This year marks the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the amendment.