While the Society wholeheartedly appreciates the momentous nature of this anniversary, we also acknowledge the ways in which the movement for its passage excluded the voices of many, particularly women of color and those from immigrant communities.
Why spend a year discussing Cambridge women? Women’s stories are still largely overlooked in the broader historical narrative, and women continue to face obstacles to their full participation in civic life, economic equality, and even their physical health and safety. In light of these ongoing challenges, the Society has chosen to focus our 2020 programs on the many roles that women in Cambridge have played – and continue to play – in the city’s past, present, and future.
There's a lot here. It's important. And we need your voice.
I hope to see you at our Opening Conversation and Annual Meeting in February as we begin to delve into this fascinating theme.
With warm wishes for the New Year,