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This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: Women's Equality Day
This week’s focus is Women's Equality Day!
August 26th is Women's Equality Day and this week's theme. The day celebrates the adoption of the nineteenth amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920. This amendment prohibited the states and the federal government from denying someone the right to vote based on their sex. This right was fought for by the activists of the women's suffrage movement. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the amendment.
Although this was the beginning of equality for many women in the United State's it did not mark equality for all. Women of color were not allowed to vote until many years later. Although African American women had a massive impact on the suffragette movement they were not allowed to vote until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Suffrage remains a work in progress for many women in the United States. Women’s Equality Day is a chance for us to reflect on the impacts of a woman’s right to vote and to think about the work still needed to close the gaps in gender equality.
To celebrate the day and learn more, join NASA for a Q & A session on LinkedIn with NASA Women in STEM on August 26th from 4-5 pm EST (3-4 pm CT) to learn more about working as a woman in a STEM role at NASA. As you are practicing your coding skills this week, could you try creating a Scratch project to help educate people on the history of the suffragette movement? Whatever you create, don't forget to share it with us!