The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House held their Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY.
The date was the bicentennial of the date that Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday and the day before Susan B. Anthony’s 198th birthday on the 15th. Along with celebrating the birthdays of these two human rights activists and friends, the Birthday Luncheon celebrated their accomplishments, and reminded us of their unfinished work.
The keynote speaker for the 2018 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon was Elaine Weiss, journalist and author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, a narrative account of the dramatic climax of the woman’s suffrage movement, which will be published by Viking in March 2018.
Here is a video of the Luncheon, with emcee Deanna Dewberry, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo (about 7:15), NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (about 12:00), Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren (about (20:55), the Anthony Museum Board of Trustees Chair Sharon Salluzzo (about 26:33), presenting sponsor Kitty Van Bortel (about 33:00), President and CEO of the Anthony Museum Deborah L. Hughes (about 46:00), and keynote speaker Elaine Weiss (about 60:00). Don’t miss Deanna Dewberry’s stirring closing remarks.
Luncheon attendees received a copy of our 2017 Impact Report. If you would like to read this report, you can download a PDF here.