Three dynamic programs showcase the power of poetry, performing arts, and publications in the fight for women’s rights and political equality.
- The Staten Island Museum continues to honor the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, with its current exhibition Women of the Nation Arise! and though this seasons programming illuminating little-known stories of Staten Island’s suffragists and providing contemporary ways to connect with them.
From poetry, to performing arts and publications this series includes a variety of presenters such as Dr. Marguerite Maria Rivas (Staten Island’s first Poet Laureate), Edwina Martin, (the first woman, first person of color and only the second attorney to hold the office of public administrator on Staten Island), and Bonnie Bolstein (Staten Island resident and descendant of suffragists). We are thrilled to partner with Staten Island OutLOUD, an organization promoting cross-cultural understanding through grass-roots discussion of literature and historic documents and The Staten Island Zine League