Commonwealth Day – This year’s theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’

    Commonwealth Day      Celebrated March 14, 2011      A Celebration of Women honors the Commonwealth and Celebrates this years Theme of 2011    The idea of a designated day each year to celebrate the Empire was first put forward in 1894 by the Canadian branch of the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society). Clementina Fessenden, the wife of Ontario Minister of Education, Senator George W. Ross, promoted a scheme for children to commemorate the Empire on one day each … [Read more...]

First Woman's Rights Convention began in Seneca Falls, New York – July 19, 1848

    The Seneca Falls Convention  Among the many important questions which have been brought before the public, there is none that more vitally affects the whole human family than that which is technically called Woman's Rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Address Delivered at the Seneca Falls Convention," July 19-20, 1848. Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921 On July 19, 1848, the First Woman's Rights Convention began in Seneca … [Read more...]

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