Advancement through Engagement

Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, UIW’s Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability will celebrate and recognize the achievement of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote, a right known as women’s suffrage, which was ratified on August 18, 1920.

The Women’s Right movement began in 1848, on a national level with the Seneca Falls Convention, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Following the convention and throughout the early 1900’s the right for a woman to vote became a centerpiece of the movement. Susan B. Anthony and other activists joined Stanton and Mott’s effort and raised public awareness to lobby the government and ratify the U.S. Constitution to grant voting rights to women. After a lengthy battle, these groups finally emerged victorious with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

We invite you to participate in various programs, events, and activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.