On Wed., Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. CT, top musicians, activists and feminist icons will gather for "Women Take the Stage"a free virtual concert and rally to increase votes by and for women before the November election.
More than 70 years after the women's suffrage movement began in Seneca Falls, New York, Congress passed the 19th Amendmentwhich granted women the right to votein 1920. This year marks the 100th anniversary of that passage.
The event will air on YouTube Live, Facebook Live and WomenTaketheStage.org . WILL and 1@1 Productionsalong with partners When We All Vote, The United State of Women and the National LGBTQ Task Forceare presenting it.
Among those slated to appear are Gloria Steinem, Dolores Huerta, Lily Tomlin, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Indigo Girls, Rev. Jacqui Lewis, BETTY, Skip the Needle, Dance Brigade, the B-52s' Kate Pierson, CA First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, HBCU president and education icon Ruth Simmons, 3rd CTO of the U.S. Megan Smith, Time's Up CEO Tina Tchen, ERA Coalition CEO Carol Jenkins, indigenous blues singer Pura Fe, Seattle Poet Laureate Mona Lake Jones, teen quartet DGLS and more. Opening the show is New York Attorney General Letitia James.
In addition to the virtual event, there will be a live pre-show at 6:30 p.m. CT at the Finger Lakes Drive-in in Auburn, New Yorknear Seneca Falls, the site of the first women's-rights convention. Socially distanced attendees will be treated in their cars to music and poetry from notable regional performers, followed by Women Take the Stage on the big screen.
See facebook.com/wttsrally .