Thistle Farms Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

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Brew up your favorite cup of tea and join Thistle Farms founder Becca Stevens and humanitarian Fiona Prine as they host “Tea & Justice Virtual Tea Party” on Women’s Equality Day, Wednesday, August 26 at 4 p.m. CT. The event is free and open to the public; special guests to be announced. For more information and to register, visit https://thistlefarms.org/tea-and-justice.

The one-hour online event commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, along with the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, which banned racially discriminatory voting practices, protecting the voting rights of people of color.

Becca Stevens explains: “The suffrage movement was born over a tea party turned launch pad for women’s rights, and we are proud to celebrate the efforts of those who came before us and those who are leading the ongoing movements for justice and equality today.”

Stevens continues: “This event unites all of us – women survivors, women of all races, our grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. We invite you to join us in the time-honored ritual of enjoying conversation and community over a cup of tea, while participating in a panel discussion with special guests and small breakout tea parties with women across the country.”

In 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, but it was not the finish line. It took an additional four years for many Native Americans to receive voting rights, and even longer for some Asian Americans. Though African American women were included in the 19th Amendment, many could not freely exercise the right until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 banned racially discriminatory voting practices.

This disparity is echoed today as evidenced by the ongoing movements for justice and equality in the United States and around the world.

For additional information on “Tea & Justice Virtual Tea Party,” visit https://thistlefarms.org/tea-and-justice.