JOHNSTOWN – The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium will meet Oct. 19 at the Johnstown Public Library to continue planning the 2017 ECS women’s symposium, according to a release. Additional members of the community are being sought to provide input into the symposium programing. All those interested in assisting with planning the symposium or sharing their ideas are invited attend or to contact Sandra Maceyka at 271-1253 or [email protected], according to the release.
The daylong conference will take place March 18 at the HFM BOCES Center. The symposium is being held during Women’s History Month in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of the year New York state women were given the right to vote, three years before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920 granting suffrage to all women in the United States.
Women Breaking Boundaries is the theme of the March 2017 symposium. The theme will be applied to different areas of women’s lives today as well as honoring earlier trailblazers who paved the way for today’s women.
The keynote speaker will be SUNY Oneonta professor, Susan Goodier. Goodier is the author of a book on the anti-suffrage women of New York, editor of a suffrage edition of the journal New York History. Goodier will be publishing a book on the winning of suffrage in the state, which will be out in 2017.
The day long Symposium will include three themed tracks, vendors, breakfast and lunch.The Consortium which is composed of local women’s organizations supports women’s education, history, culture, leadership and equity.
According to the release, any woman or women’s organization interested in joining the consortium is invited to attend.