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
Galentine's Day Tea 2/14/21
Email us for information!
Nominations Due by Friday February 26, 2021
Sign up for updates
We will not share your information with anyone. If you wish to receive e-mail from us, we will include you in our updates and invitations to events. If you wish to receive mail from us, please add your address. We will send most information by email.