Every year on national Women’s Equality Day, the women and men of our community are invited to celebrate the passage of 19th amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

The luncheon not only celebrates this monumental step in women’s history, but also continues the conversation of women's rights and empowerment.

I have been to this event for the past three years and I always leave empowered and it encourages me to learned more about women's history.

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This year’s keynote speaker is Negin Farsad, an Iranian-American Muslim comedian, writer and filmmaker.  Farsard uses comedy to break stereotypes and myths about being an Iranian-American woman. Her TED Talk is absolutely hilarious and brilliant and I can't wait to hear her speak.

Event details:

Tickets cost $25 for individuals. 
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25 with the program running from noon to 1 p.m.

There will be an announcement of the Albion Fellows Bacon Award winner, named in honor of progressive reformer and Evansville, Indiana native, Albion Fellows Bacon, who fought to improve housing standards and tenement reform in the 1900’s. Winners of the award demonstrate exemplary dedication to improve the quality of life for our citizens through community engagement and actively influencing public policy. The celebration also includes recognition of a local non-profit working to help our community.

For more information, please visit our website steppingupevv.com or visit our Facebook page Women's Equality Day Evansville.