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September 17, 2020
Women of Color Lighting the Way to Equality
This online panel discussion showcased the rich legacy of civic engagement of women, especially women of color and young adults. Headlined by Dr. Premilla Nadasen, Professor of History at Barnard College and OAH Distinguished Lecturer, and featuring local civically engaged female panelists, the discussion highlighted ways that women of color have historically organized to address inequity for women, and how they continue to address issues of class, race, and other oppressions.

March 12, 2020
Ignite Showcase 2020
Young artists from throughout the community showcased original artworks at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The artworks highlighted the themes, accomplishments, or stories amplified through Lighting the Way profiles.

August 13, 2020
Lighting the Way for All
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution recognizing some women’s right to vote. The public art project Lighting the Way for All commemorates the centennial, honoring the unfinished legacy of the women’s suffrage movement, and celebrates historic women who forged the path and lit the way for us all.


November 3, 2020
Lighting the Way Votes
Leading up to the 2020 National Election, Lighting the Way Votes asked women of the SouthCoast to honor the struggle for voting rights by making sure their voices were heard. We asked women to share their reasons for voting and their voting plans, and to encourage others to vote. The Lighting the Way Votes photos and videos we received and shared on social media were powerful and helped illuminate the path to the vote.

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