Launched in 2010, the Women’s Solidarity Society engages women both locally and nationally who are interested in contributing to programming and exhibitions that focus on women’s and girls’ issues. The Center is where women and girls will learn about the continuum of gender issues, ranging from women’s suffrage and the role of women in The American Civil Rights Movement to contemporary gender-based human rights issues.
THE WOMEN’S SOLIDARITY SOCIETY HAS REGULAR MEMBER AND RECRUITMENT EVENTS TO SHARE THE CENTER’S UPDATES:
- Meet-and-greet events
- Annual meetings to engage new women in our work and prioritize women’s programming at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Women are invited to join the Women’s Solidarity Society by participating in the three parts of the Society’s work:
- Fundraising: A three-year pledge of financial support of $5,000–$50,000.
- Friend-raising: Recruit women to join the Society both locally and nationally.
- Story Sharing: Society members will share their “Dreams for the Future” in a letter to the next generation of women. Each letter will be archived in The Center and will be available electronically.
In its first four years, the Women’s Solidarity Society founding members raised $1 million to support The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Incoming Society members will have the opportunity to help plan women’s programs and give feedback on women- and girls-focused content in our galleries.
Women’s Solidarity Society Recognition:
Members receive recognition on electronic signage within The Center for all visitors to see.