August 26, 2020, 6:19pm: Ringing Bells for Equality Day
Where: Sites across Madison County!
As part of its 2020 activities to commemorate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage, the Smithfield Community Association (SCA) in Peterboro NY will ring the bell in the tower of the Smithfield Community Center (SCC) nineteen times to celebrate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which stated that … the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged…on account of sex.
The Peterboro United Methodist Church bell, across the Pleasant Valley Road, will join the SCC bell ringing. The Peterboro organizations invite groups and individuals in the county to join the bell ringing! Read more about Equality Day and Peterboro's ties to suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton here.
July 19, 2020, 2-5pm: A Workshop on Racism with Patrick Johnson
Where: Camp Fiver Pavilion, Poolville NY 13346
Tickets: $20 for adults; $5 children aged 10-18. Book here!
This workshop aims to raise awareness about racism's impact in our lives. The workshop will explore what it means to be White, Black, Asian, and Latinx. Participants can share their experiences given their racial identities and all will consider what stands between us because of race. Join us for an authentic, enriching and insightful conversation about racism. You can read more about workshop faciliator Patrick Johnson here. For more information, please view the event poster here.
- This is an outdoor, in-person event. Strict physical distancing practices will be followed and masks are REQUIRED at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available.
- The event venue, Camp Fiver pavilion, has seating under and around it. If you are able, please bring a blanket or beach chair in case extra seating is needed. If you have a shading device (umbrella, tent, etc.) you are also encouraged to bring your own.
- The space is moderately accessible. To reach the pavilion, you must travel over grass. If you have mobility requests or concerns, please email event organizers Hamiltonaarc@gmail.com so they can accommodate you.
Please note: While the workshop is open to anyone over the age of 10, conversations may address the violence of racism, so please use your own judgement in bringing your children.
March 10, 2020 - 10am: Annual Harriet Tubman Day of Commemoration Wreath Laying Ceremony
Where: Swing Low Harriet Tubman Memorial, 122nd Street/Harriet Tubman Square at Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Village of Harlem, New York
Harriet Tubman was conductor on the Underground Railroad, military leader during the Civil War, suffragist, political activist and descendant of the Ashanti folks in Ghana. Born in or about 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was enslaved for nearly 30 years before escaping in 1849 to Philadelphia. She returned to the South over and over again, leading dozens of enslaved to freedom in the North over a 10-year period. For her efforts, she became known as “Moses” by African-American and white abolitionists.
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March 7, 2020 - 1pm: Commemoration of the Women's Suffrage Centennial
Where: Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro, NY 13134
Join us in commemorating the Nineteenth Amendment (The right of citizens of the United State to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation). We've arranged an exciting programme of talks, demonstrations and walks:
Smithfield Women Reformers: Norman K. Dann, PhD
Women's Suffrage in Madison County, New York: Matthew Urtz, Madison County Historian
Women Voters in Madison County: David Holmes
Teen Voter Registration: Laura Costello & Laura Martino (who will also provide registration forms!)
How to Dress like a Suffragist: Jody Luce
Women's Rights Walk of Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Norman K. Dann
More information here!
February 3, 2020: 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; Black (Male) Suffrage
Peterboro Heritage NY sites announce Black History programs for 2020 on the 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was ratified February 3, 1870 stating The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. View the full programme here and check back on this page in the coming months for further details.
January 20-30, 2020: The Sprit of Hope and Unity - An Events Program Celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Where: Colgate University, various locations (see individual listings below)
Join NAHOF in attending this events program, organised by Colgate University's ALANA Cultural Centre.
January 20, 12pm (Colgate Memorial Chapel): MLK Celebration Opening Ceremony
January 24, 4pm: (refer here for location): MLK 2020 COVE Day of Service
January 27, 11:30am-1pm (ALANA Multipurpose Room): Africana and Latin American Studies Brownbag: Challenges for People of Color in Order to Thrive in a PWI from the Lens of Academia
January 28, 11:30am (Center for Women's Studies): Women's Studies Brownbag: BREATHE Anti-Racist Group Presentation
January 28, 7pm (Brehmer Theater): Faith of Our Fathers - A Remix of the Famed Debate
January 29, 12:15pm-1pm (ALANA Multipurpose Room): Thrive Lunch
January 29, 5pm-6:30pm (ALANA Multipurpose Room): Unity Dinner
January 30, 6pm photos & 7pm Q&A (Colgate Memorial Chapel): MLK 2020 Keynote Address: A Conversation with Opal Tometi. Read more about Opal and view the events programme promotional poster here.