BOCA RATON, FL (August 15, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and other local organizations will hold a Women’s Equality Day Celebration to commemorate the 90th anniversary of women’s voting rights. The celebration will be held on Friday, August 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Pavilion of the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The event is free and open to the public.
There will be a reception with elected officials at 9:30 a.m. and a panel discussion at 10:30 a.m. The panel will include Rhonda Swan, reporter for the Palm Beach Post; Susan Bucher, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections; The Honorable Annie Betancourt, former Florida state representative and professors from the FAU Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in white and purple as did the suffragists. For more information about the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters or the master’s degree in women’s studies, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-297-3865.