The U.S. Congress designated August 26 as "Women's Equality Day" to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. Gaining voting rights for women took over seventy years and a massive, yet peaceful civil rights movement where men and women across the country combined forces to fight for equal voting rights for women. The observance not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment but also calls attention to women's continuing efforts toward full equality.
Workplaces, libraries, organizations and public facilities participate with programs, displays, video shows, women's history tours or other activities.
This calendar listing is intended to provide information about the named cultural/religious observation and is not intended as an actual campus event. If a campus event is associated with this observance, it will be listed separately on the master calendar.