WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY / INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY- AROUND THE WORLD IN 55 HOURS LIVE EVENT
Women’s Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the giving of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis to men. This important victory has and continues to be important for women in countries around the world.
Terrance Evans Entertainment wants to celebrate this day with a spectacular 24 hour world record all female on air / online performance. We will be starting at 12:01am on August 26, 2011 and continue broadcasting for 24 hours from CJSF, 90.1 FM live going around the world touching each continent bouncing between time zones, city to city, country to country showcasing female DJ’s, MC’s, musicians, hosts, performers and speakers. We will be ending the day in our home city of Vancouver, BC Canada with live interviews and a grand finale. Some of the proceeds from this day will go to benefit several charities including The World is Watching, a Red Cross relief organization (http://theworldiswatching.net/). Here is a word from singer/songwriter, Rose Reiter, founder of The World is Watching.
“Good Morning Terrance -
“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
I wake up this morning with great gratitude – What a wonderful gift to know that you will be holding events that may generate some donations and awareness for my campaign, The World is Watching. I thank you, your team, and those that will donate. I know that the people this will help would also thank you if they could – and every little bit helps.
What is it? A marathon, not a race.
This is my campaign for communities in emergency need, to help them through the initial phase of crisis. I felt I had to start somewhere, so that’s where I’m starting. Get them water, food, shelter, medicine to help them survive, and perhaps as my campaign grows larger, we will expand our scope. I started this in April of this year, raising awareness and funds through the sale of my song, The World is Watching. People from around the world donated footage for the video, and we’ve even had other fans take it on and do their own vids, which we encourage.
So, what is this? It’s a way of us helping communities everywhere that require emergency aid, via the Canadian Red Cross. I’ve had personal experience with how amazing the Red Cross has been in our own region during a major flood in 2010, and that’s why I chose them to donate proceeds from the sale of the song. The heart of this campaign is much larger than even I realized at first – and I can see turning this idea into a foundation for year 2 – but I’d like to finish my first year’s campaign goal of raising $10,000 to assist communities in need.”
Women in the United States were given the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day since 1971 when legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug. This resolution was passed designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.
A Brief History of the Suffrage Movement and Women’s Equality Day
On July 13, 1848, five women met for tea in upstate New York. Having commiserated about the lot of women in American society, they did something brash and wonderful…they sent off a notice to the local newspaper announcing “a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious conditions and rights of woman” to be held just six days later in Seneca Falls.
The Women’s Rights Movement was born!
Perhaps inspired by the sovereignty of Iroquois women, convention participants drafted a Declaration of Sentiments which began: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, That all men and women are created equal…” One of the resolutions called for universal women’s suffrage. One hundred women and men from all walks of life signed that Declaration. Only one, nineteen-year-old Charlotte Woodward, lived to see women win the vote.
On August 26, 1920, after a 72-year struggle, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. was finally ratified, granting women the right to vote nationwide.
If you are a woman or know of one and would like to be part of this groundbreaking event, we would love to hear from you. Please send us your contact information and what you feel that you could contribute to this day and we will get back to you.
We look forward to working with you to make this day memorable!
Terrance Evans Entertainment
Here is a sample of women’s rights dates in Canada and around the world.
1869: Britain grants unmarried women who are householders the right to vote in local elections.
1893: New Zealand grants equal voting rights to women.
1901: Women in Australia get the vote, with some restrictions.
1918: Canada gives women the vote in most provinces by federal law. Quebec is not included.
1918: Russian Federation gives women the right to vote.
1922: Burma grants women voting rights.
1928: The United Kingdom grants equal voting rights to women.
1929: Women found to be “persons” in Canada and therefore able to become members of the Senate.
1934: Cuba and Brazil adopt woman suffrage.
1938: Women get the vote in Bolivia.
1940: Women of Quebec are granted voting rights.
1948: Israel, Iraq, Korea, Niger and Surinam adopt woman suffrage.
1949: China and Costa Rica give women the vote.
1949/1950: India grants woman suffrage.
1950: Canada grants full suffrage, extending the vote to some women (and men) previously not included.
1955: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Peru, Honduras and Nicaragua adopt woman suffrage.
1956: Pakistani women gain right to vote in national elections.
1960: Canadian women win full rights to stand for election.
1962: Algeria, Monaco, Uganda and Zambia adopts woman suffrage.
1962: Australia adopts full woman suffrage (a few restrictions remain).
1964: Sudan adopts woman suffrage.
1974: Jordan and the Solomon Islands extend suffrage to women.
1980: Iran gives women the vote.
1984: Full suffrage granted to women of Liechtenstein.
1994: Black women gain full suffrage in South Africa.
2005: Kuwaiti Parliament grants women of Kuwait full suffrage.