On October 20, 2020 Lexington Town Meeting members voted (almost unanimously!) to approve Article 7 and support the establishment of a monument to honor the contributions women have made to Lexington.

> Read all about it in the Lexington Minuteman

 

> Make a pledge to show you will help support the cost of bringing public art to Lexington

> Submit your ideas for a monument

> Volunteer to help

> Share photos of your favorite statues

March 1, 2021

Send your ideas!

Who would you like to honor?!

The Steering Committee invites any current or former Lexington community members to share ideas for women whose contributions should be more visible! If you specifically have the name of someone you would like to nominate to include on pedestal for monument: learn more about the nomination invitation - due February 26, 2021.

Know someone whose work deserves a plaque?

A woman who should have her story told in a work of public art? Someone who belongs on a real (or virtual!) pedestal? Email us: lexmonument@gmail.com!

On October 20, 2020 Lexington Town Meeting members voted (almost unanimously!) to approve Article 7 and support the establishment of a monument to honor the contributions women have made to Lexington.

> Read all about it in the Lexington Minuteman

 

> Make a pledge to show you will help support the cost of bringing public art to Lexington

> Submit your ideas for a monument

> Volunteer to help

> Share photos of your favorite statues

Thank you Town Meeting members!

On October 20, 2020 Lexington Town Meeting members voted (almost unanimously!) to approve Article 7 and support the establishment of a monument to honor the contributions women have made to Lexington.

> Read all about it in the Lexington Minuteman

 

> Make a pledge to show you will help support the cost of bringing public art to Lexington

> Submit your ideas for a monument

> Volunteer to help

> Share photos of your favorite statues

It's time to see women

in Lexington, MA

An invitation from the Steering Committee: 

It's your turn to nominate a woman, or women, who should be made more visible in Lexington. Tell us who she is, when she lived, and why her contributions should be known. Let us know if you think she should be featured in a plaque, public art, a street name, as part of a monument, or in another way. 

 

Known across the globe as the birthplace of American liberty, it is time for Lexington to make visible the many women who have contributed throughout time. 

Join us in this exciting community initiative to make sure that as residents and visitors walk around town, they see evidence in the built environment that women were important here in Lexington. All women! This is an intersectional opportunity. We are not limited to selecting one woman to represent all that women have contributed to help our community thrive. We can honor women of different ages, races, religions, orientations, and brainstorm creative ways to be inclusive.

2020 is the U.S. Suffrage Centennial, a reminder that just 100 years ago the United States Constitution did not recognize any woman's right to vote.  From the suffragists' 70+ year effort to secure the constitutional right to vote through passage of the 19th amendment, to the women who were civil rights activists fighting to secure the right for Black women and men to vote through the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to the women fighting today for secure suffrage, equal pay for equal work, gender equity and reproductive justice, women have contributed locally, at the state level, nationally and globally.  The work toward equity continues.
 

By August 26, 2021, we look forward to seeing improved visibility, and expect the work will continue so that on each annual celebration of Women's Equality Day, there will be more to celebrate.
 

Below you will see some of the milestones we reach as we work together!  Explore this website for ways to get involved.

> Make a pledge to show you will help support the cost of bringing public art to Lexington

> Submit your ideas for a monument

> Volunteer to help

> Share photos of your favorite statues

Milestones

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Winter 2021

January 6 - Cary Library Executive Trustees Meeting

February 3 - Cary Library Executive Trustees Meeting

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Spring 2021

Celebration of International Women's Day

Event: March 21 at 7:00 p.m. LexSeeHer Spectacular!

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May/June 2021

Project implementation

Further brainstorming

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June/July 2021

Project implementation & further brainstorming!

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August 26, 2021

Women's Equality Day

Save the date!

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March 8, 2020

Kick-Off

Girl Scouts helped kick off at Depot!

Community outreach:  open event held at The Depot. Girl Scout Troop 66265 staffs information table and gathers first community pledges and petition signatures for Town Meeting Citizens' Petition.

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August 20, 2020

Submit Papers for Citizens' Article

Papers submitted to Town Clerk's office!

Community outreach: signature collection for Citizens' Petition.

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August 26, 2020

Women's Equality Day

Signatures certified!
Speaker  series begins.

Community outreach: Free Speaker Series open. Petition in circulation for Art. 7

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Fall 2020

Brainstorming

Selection of First Collaborative 

Projects

Monument

Women's history trail

Street banners + more!

Community outreach: open for submission of ideas & suggestions.

Visit Tourism Committee.

Reach out to Monuments Committee.

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Fall Special Town Meeting 2020

Citizens' Article

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View debate (scroll to minute 8:00)
 

View Article 7 motion

View presentation

Community outreach: Speaker Series continues, special guests add new ideas.

Minuteman Article

Event:
Galentine's Day Tea 2/14/21

 

Email us for information!

Nominations Due by Friday February 26, 2021

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