Public Garden is host to anniversary celebration of Women’s Equality Day

From left, Alexandra Valdez, executive director, Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement; Sasha Goodfriend, executive director, MassNOW; Dr. Nate Horwitz-Willis, executive director of the Advocacy Fund, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts; Mary-dith Tuitt, vice president, Suffrage100MA, and her granddaughter Sariya; Fredie Kay, founder and president, Suffrage100MA; state Sen. Becca Rausch; Patricia Comfort, executive director, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. 
Photos by Axie Breen Photography and Suffrage100MA

Dorchester’s Mary-dith Tuitt, vice president, Suffrage100MA.

Women’s Equality Day at the Boston Public Garden on Aug. 24 celebrated the 102nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave many women in the United States the right to vote with an event hosted by Suffrage100MA and the Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement that discussed reproductive rights and voting access. 

Speakers included Mary-dith Tuitt of Dorchester, vice president of Suffrage100MA, state Sen. Becca Rausch, and representatives from League of Women Voters, MassNOW, and Planned Parenthood. 

Boston City Hall and Plaza was lit in purple last Friday in honor of Women’s Equality Day, which is celebrated annually on Aug. 26.

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