In Need of Some Inspiration? This is the Event–and the Speaker–to Challenge and Recharge You!
Rochester, NY– Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s birthday is a tradition that began in her lifetime and continues to this day. This 199th birthday party and fundraiser for the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will take place February 13, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY.
The keynote speaker for the 2019 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will be Dr. Irma McClaurin, co-chair of 2018 Seneca Falls Revisited Conference & Retreat held in Rochester, past president of Shaw University, activist anthropologist, black feminist speaker and author, and diversity champion and consultant. She is alsothe founder of the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
With a focus on inclusiveness, Dr. McClaurin says, “I want to encourage and challenge people to find bonds of commonality; and motivate everyone to leave inspired and committed to acting with integrity, grace, and respect as they move through the world.”
“We are setting the stage for 2020 when we celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday, and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Anthony Museum,” says Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. “Dr. McClaurin will challenge us to move boldly into 2020, furthering the causes of human rights that are a cornerstone of Anthony’s legacy.”
You can read more about Irma McClaurin at her web site, irmamcclaurin.com.
The Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is held each year in mid-February to celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s February 15th birthday, to honor contemporary women who continue her legacy, and to raise awareness of the educational and inspirational programs offered by the Museum.