McAllen ISD Hosts First Ever Women’s Suffrage March

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McAllen Independent School District will be hosting its first ever Women’s Suffrage March Wednesday, March 8 (International Women’s Day), at 5 p.m. at the Lamar Academy Gym.  Lamar Academy is located at 1009 N. 10th Street.  There will be six stations showcasing the struggle of the Women’s Suffrage Movement:

Station 1- Seneca Falls 1848

Station 2- Founding of NWSA 1869

Station 3- Stanton becomes first president of NAWSA 1890

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Station 4- Suffrage Parade 1913

Station 5- Arrest of picketers 1917

Station 6- Senate passes the 19th amendment 1919

 

The stations will be hosted by students from Achieve Early College High School, Lamar Academy, McAllen High School, and McAllen Memorial High School.

“It is important to understand the struggle and resilience women in this country have displayed to ensure they secure their constitutional right,” said Rose Trejo, U.S. History teacher at Memorial.

“There are many places around the world today where women have far fewer rights than men, and it’s important for our students to learn that women here in the United States fought for those rights, so we should continue to fight for the rights of women everywhere,” said Andrea Gutierrez, social studies teacher at Lamar.

“It supports student engagement and historical acknowledgment of history over time,” said Audree Krell, U.S. History Dual Enrollment Faculty at Achieve.

Our students are working very hard to make this a success.  We hope to see you there.

For more information, please contact Vivian Tamez or Valeria Carpenter at 956.632.5201.