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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote 9-13-2020

Joyce Spinelli - Our program on September 13th at 10 a.m. is Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote (19th Amendment to the Constitution) as ratified by the required 36 states on August 18, 1920.

Many Unitarian Universalist women were among the early inspirational women’s rights writers and suffragettes. To name just a few: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (organizer, writer), Olympia Brown (minister, suffragist), Julia Ward Howe (writer, abolitionist, author of Battle Hymn of the Republic) and Margaret Fuller (journalist, philosopher and friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson) *

* Note: book group will be discussing Fuller’s biography in October)


ORDER OF SERVICE

  • WELCOME AND OPENING WORDS.....JOYCE SPINELLI

  • LIGHTING THE CHALICE....SHANNON ANDERSON

  • POEM BY MAYA ANGELOU....ANGELA THOBURN

  • MUSIC: THEIR TRUTH IS MARCHING ON...PAUL VAN DAM

  • VIDEO: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE

  • MORE ABOUT THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT...JOYCE SPINELLI

  • THE EARLY VOTE OF WOMEN IN UTAH AND THE WESTERN STATES AND WORK THAT WAS LEFT TO BE DONE AFTER THE AMENDMENT....SHANNON ANDERSON

  • A DANCE: IN OUR E.R.A. ....PEGGY HACKNEY

  • EXTINGUISH THE CHALICE......SHANNON

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS...JOYCE


WELCOME & OPENING WORDS.....JOYCE SPINELLI

LIGHTING THE CHALICE....SHANNON ANDERSON


POEM BY MAYA ANGELOU....ANGELA THOBURN


Phenomenal Woman BY MAYA ANGELOU


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,

And the flash of my teeth,

The swing in my waist,

And the joy in my feet.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them,

They say they still can’t see.

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.

When you see me passing,

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,

The bend of my hair,

the palm of my hand,

The need for my care.

’Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.


MUSIC: THEIR TRUTH IS MARCHING ON...PAUL VAN DAM




VIDEO: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE



MORE ABOUT THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT

...JOYCE SPINELLI


THE EARLY VOTE OF WOMEN IN UTAH AND THE WESTERN STATES AND WORK THAT WAS LEFT TO BE DONE AFTER THE AMENDMENT

....SHANNON ANDERSON


A DANCE: IN OUR E.R.A. ....PEGGY HACKNEY


A DANCE: IN OUR E.R.A. ....PEGGY HACKNEY



EXTINGUISH THE CHALICE......SHANNON

ANNOUNCEMENTS...JOYCE


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