We’ve been asked, “What does a ‘cradle’ have to do with 2020 and women’s rights?”
We launched LetsRockTheCradle.com when visiting the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the US in late 2013. The “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States is in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, an area also known as the free thought region of the state, Since then we have been publishing about the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. From now through 2020, our site is a resource for the media, educators, bloggers, and many others who are preparing themselves for the 2020 centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.
IN OTHER NEWS:
On January 21, 2018, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington will launch the next phase of the movement in Las Vegas, Nevada. The official Women’s March anniversary event kicks off a year-long #PowerToThePolls campaign. For more info, to register, donate, or to find a sister event nearby, head to powertothepolls.com.
A podcast series called “A New York Minute in History” provides a rich audio experience of the past. Hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, and Don Wildman of Mysteries at the Museum on Travel Channel, each production weaves first person accounts of historical events, places, and people with narratives from historians and nostalgic sound bites.
“A New York Minute In History” is a joint production of the New York State Museum, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, and Archivist Media. Support for “A New York Minute In History” comes from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The project is also sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“A New York Minute In History” podcast is hosted by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. Please visit the website, https://wamcpodcasts.org/a-new-york-minute-in-history/(link is external), to view all current and future NYMH podcasts!
OTHER NEWS OF NOTE:
The ONE WOMAN, ONE VOTE Film Festival website is active at 2020owovfest.org. A coalition of women in the film industry has created the festival to showcase documentaries, features, and new media about women’s rights and influence in politics, business, arts, culture, science, and more. The festival will launch in March 2020 in Washington, D.C. Groups outside the Washington DC area may rent OWOV-in-a-Box to show selected films locally.
LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service for the media, policymakers, citizens, and organizations preparing for the 2020 national suffrage centennial in the US.