Women's Museum of California

Women's Museum of California A museum dedicated to telling the stories of women both past and present and future. The Women's Museum of California is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983 as the Women's History Reclamation Project.
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It was the life-long dream of its founder, Mary B. Maschal, and other women who realized that women and their stories were not included in the mainstream version of history.

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Today we are celebrating the life and legacy of Lucille Times. Times — an underappreciated civil rights pioneer for her ...
08/25/2021
Lucille Times, civil rights figure who fought the same driver of the Rosa Parks bus, dies at 100

Today we are celebrating the life and legacy of Lucille Times. Times — an underappreciated civil rights pioneer for her roles in the bus boycott and voting rights march in Montgomery — died Monday at age 100. https://wapo.st/3mvJrOe

The bus driver who requested that Rosa Parks be arrested for not giving up her seat had repeatedly tried to run Lucille Times off the road months earlier.

We are thrilled to have our friends at Run Women Run join us for our #WomensEqualityDay celebration! Run Women Run board...
08/24/2021

We are thrilled to have our friends at Run Women Run join us for our #WomensEqualityDay celebration! Run Women Run board member, Mehry Mohseni will moderate a discussion of dynamic women leaders that will highlight the status of gender equality in our community.

Don't miss this inspiring conversation. Learn more about the event and register for the livestream here: https://www.womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

We are thrilled to have our friends at Run Women Run join us for our #WomensEqualityDay celebration! Run Women Run board member, Mehry Mohseni will moderate a discussion of dynamic women leaders that will highlight the status of gender equality in our community.

Don't miss this inspiring conversation. Learn more about the event and register for the livestream here: https://www.womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

08/23/2021

The program Women’s Equality Day: Reclaiming Our Rights will highlight the status of gender equality in our community through a conversation with dynamic women leaders.

Join us as we show appreciation to the trailblazers who moved us closer to a more equal society, and to the leaders who continue the fight for equality for all women and girls.

Featuring:
Panel discussion with women leaders
Spotlight of community organizations committed to gender equality
We are excited to announce that California Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins will be our keynote speaker.

Happy #WomensEqualityDay week! ⁠⁠Join the Women's Museum of California and Women's March San Diego as we highlight the s...
08/23/2021

Happy #WomensEqualityDay week! ⁠

Join the Women's Museum of California and Women's March San Diego as we highlight the status of gender equality in our community through a conversation with dynamic women leaders.⁠

⁠We are honored to have former San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Bry join our conversation of dynamic women leaders. Don't miss this empowering event! Register for the live stream today: https://womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

Happy #WomensEqualityDay week! ⁠

Join the Women's Museum of California and Women's March San Diego as we highlight the status of gender equality in our community through a conversation with dynamic women leaders.⁠

⁠We are honored to have former San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Bry join our conversation of dynamic women leaders. Don't miss this empowering event! Register for the live stream today: https://womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

The Women's Museum of California is now accepting applications for our fall internship program! Our internship program i...
08/22/2021
Internship | Women's Museum of California

The Women's Museum of California is now accepting applications for our fall internship program! Our internship program is an opportunity for students to learn about museums by working alongside museum staff to assist with the design and implementation of programs for the museum participants that highlight the Women's Museum's collection and special exhibitions, engage visitors through leading activities, and tours, and preparing educational materials

https://www.womensmuseumca.org/intern

Apply for the Women's Museum of California's internship program.

If you would like to be featured in our video presentation that will be shown during our #WomensEqualityDay program plea...
08/20/2021

If you would like to be featured in our video presentation that will be shown during our #WomensEqualityDay program please email the video to [email protected] answering the question "What does women's equality mean to you?"

If shooting video on your phone, please hold the phone horizontally not vertically
Please submit the video by August 24th
The video should be no more than 30 seconds
Your video may be edited down for time
Not all submissions may be featured in the program due to time

If you would like to be featured in our video presentation that will be shown during our #WomensEqualityDay program please email the video to [email protected] answering the question "What does women's equality mean to you?"

If shooting video on your phone, please hold the phone horizontally not vertically
Please submit the video by August 24th
The video should be no more than 30 seconds
Your video may be edited down for time
Not all submissions may be featured in the program due to time

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Our friends at Women Make Movies are making a selection of their films that h...
08/20/2021

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Our friends at Women Make Movies are making a selection of their films that highlight the voices and lived experiences of Afghan women available to watch at no cost until August 31st.

As we watch with heavy hearts as the Taliban takes over In Afghanistan, WMM Is making films that highlight voices and the lived experiences of Afghan women available to watch for free. Available through August 31. Read more: https://mailchi.mp/wmm/voices-of-afghan-women-81921

Sign up here: https://www.wmm.com/voices-of-afghan-women-virtual-screening/

We are one week away from #WomensEqualityDay!  Join the Women's Museum of California and Women's March San Diego as we h...
08/19/2021

We are one week away from #WomensEqualityDay!
Join the Women's Museum of California and Women's March San Diego as we highlight the status of gender equality in our community through a conversation with dynamic women leaders.

We are thrilled to have Commissioner Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., California Commission on the Status of Women & Girls to join our celebration. Register for the program here: https://www.womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

We are one week away from #WomensEqualityDay!
Join the Women's Museum of California and Women's March San Diego as we highlight the status of gender equality in our community through a conversation with dynamic women leaders.

We are thrilled to have Commissioner Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., California Commission on the Status of Women & Girls to join our celebration. Register for the program here: https://www.womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

“A voteless people is a hopeless people.”Amelia Boynton’s life exemplified a commitment to grassroots outreach, educatio...
08/18/2021

“A voteless people is a hopeless people.”

Amelia Boynton’s life exemplified a commitment to grassroots outreach, education, and activism. She was born on August 18th in 1911 in Savannah, Georgia and from an early age accompanied her mother on buggy rides to promote women’s suffrage in rural African American communities. At the age of 14, she enrolled in Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth and then transferred to Tuskegee Institute where she earned a degree in home economics. Later, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Alabama, and was a voting rights activist. .
In the 1960s, Boynton registered as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives and received 10% of the vote. She also invited Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Council to organize from her home in Selma and was one of the organizers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. These marches were organized to demonstrate African American citizens’ constitutional right to vote, and to protest segregationist oppression.

While crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge on “Bloody Sunday,” Boynton was in the forefront of the march and was beaten unconscious by the police when she refused to retreat. Many demonstrators were also beaten and tear-gassed during the demonstration. A newspaper photo of Boynton lying bloody and beaten drew national attention to the cause. This event prompted President Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965. .
Boynton received the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Medal in 1990. Before her death at 104 years old, President Barack Obama acknowledged Boynton’s life service in his 2015 State of the Union Address.

“A voteless people is a hopeless people.”

Amelia Boynton’s life exemplified a commitment to grassroots outreach, education, and activism. She was born on August 18th in 1911 in Savannah, Georgia and from an early age accompanied her mother on buggy rides to promote women’s suffrage in rural African American communities. At the age of 14, she enrolled in Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth and then transferred to Tuskegee Institute where she earned a degree in home economics. Later, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Alabama, and was a voting rights activist. .
In the 1960s, Boynton registered as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives and received 10% of the vote. She also invited Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Council to organize from her home in Selma and was one of the organizers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. These marches were organized to demonstrate African American citizens’ constitutional right to vote, and to protest segregationist oppression.

While crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge on “Bloody Sunday,” Boynton was in the forefront of the march and was beaten unconscious by the police when she refused to retreat. Many demonstrators were also beaten and tear-gassed during the demonstration. A newspaper photo of Boynton lying bloody and beaten drew national attention to the cause. This event prompted President Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965. .
Boynton received the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Medal in 1990. Before her death at 104 years old, President Barack Obama acknowledged Boynton’s life service in his 2015 State of the Union Address.

We are honored to have San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas join our #WomensEqualityDay celebration and help us show ...
08/17/2021

We are honored to have San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas join our #WomensEqualityDay celebration and help us show appreciation to the trailblazers who moved us closer to a more equal society, and to the leaders who continue the fight for equality for all women and girls

The program will take place virtually and in-person at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park on Thursday, August 26th starting at 4:30 PM.

Learn more about the event and register for tickets today: https://www.womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

We are honored to have San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas join our #WomensEqualityDay celebration and help us show appreciation to the trailblazers who moved us closer to a more equal society, and to the leaders who continue the fight for equality for all women and girls

The program will take place virtually and in-person at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park on Thursday, August 26th starting at 4:30 PM.

Learn more about the event and register for tickets today: https://www.womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

80% of the nearly 250,000 people in Afghanistan who have been forced to flee their homes since the end of May have been ...
08/16/2021
What Women's Advocacy Groups Worldwide Are Doing For Women In Afghanistan

80% of the nearly 250,000 people in Afghanistan who have been forced to flee their homes since the end of May have been women and children Learn what advocacy groups are doing to assist women and girls in Afghanistan: https://n.pr/3y1UCAF

"Whatever happens in the coming days, we hold true to the idea that women can and should help shape the future of Afghanistan," said one nonprofit, as alarm rises about the Taliban takeover.

Join us Thursday, August 19th on Zoom for a special presentation with the National Women's Rights Historical Park and Be...
08/15/2021
The Struggle for Woman’s Vote

Join us Thursday, August 19th on Zoom for a special presentation with the National Women's Rights Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument: https://bit.ly/2Xnt9wF

Presentation with the National Women's Rights Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

During World War II access to textiles were restricted in order to ensure there was enough material for the war effort. ...
08/14/2021
From Our Archives: World War II Parachute Wedding Dress

During World War II access to textiles were restricted in order to ensure there was enough material for the war effort. Margaret’s wedding dress is an example of how women learned to accommodate when the government requisitioned all silk supplies for parachutes. https://bit.ly/3ndOiSL

On her wedding day, Margaret Leola Egan wore a dress made from a silk parachute.

We are honored to have Senator Toni Atkins join our #WomensEqualityDay celebration as the keynote presenter. The program...
08/13/2021

We are honored to have Senator Toni Atkins join our #WomensEqualityDay celebration as the keynote presenter.

The program will take place virtually and in-person at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park on Thursday, August 26th starting at 4:30 PM.

Learn more about the event and register for tickets today: https://www.womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

We are honored to have Senator Toni Atkins join our #WomensEqualityDay celebration as the keynote presenter.

The program will take place virtually and in-person at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park on Thursday, August 26th starting at 4:30 PM.

Learn more about the event and register for tickets today: https://www.womensmuseumca.org/womensequality

Get ready for #WomensEqualityDay by getting to know the women who have marched throughout the history of our country to ...
08/12/2021
Marching Towards Empowerment | Women's Museum

Get ready for #WomensEqualityDay by getting to know the women who have marched throughout the history of our country to battle injustice and demand equal treatment from the United States government: https://bit.ly/328y585

From the Suffrage Marches from the turn of the century, to the Women’s March of 2017, honor the legacy of the brave women who fought for your rights. Stand up for what you believe in and create positive change in your community.

Join us August 19th on Zoom for a special presentation with the National Women's Rights Historical Park and Belmont-Paul...
08/11/2021
The Struggle for Woman’s Vote

Join us August 19th on Zoom for a special presentation with the National Women's Rights Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument: https://bit.ly/2Xnt9wF

Presentation with the National Women's Rights Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

#OnThisDay in #WomensHistory Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second woman and 107th Justice to serve on the US S...
08/10/2021

#OnThisDay in #WomensHistory Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second woman and 107th Justice to serve on the US Supreme Court.

#OnThisDay in #WomensHistory Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second woman and 107th Justice to serve on the US Supreme Court.

The Women's Museum of California is currently accepting applications for our fall internship program. This is a great op...
08/09/2021
Internship | Women's Museum of California

The Women's Museum of California is currently accepting applications for our fall internship program. This is a great opportunity for students interested in #genderequality or #womenshistory: http://bit.ly/2HCf0CG

Apply for the Women's Museum of California's internship program.

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The WMofC is located at Liberty Station in Barracks 16, ARTS DISTRICT LIBERTY STATION in Point Loma. The museum is open 12pm to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday with tours by appointment. Speakers and traveling exhibits are also available for community schools and organizations.

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Our mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations about the experiences and contributions of women by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the evidence of that experience. The Women's Museum of California is one of only three stand alone museums of women's history in the country.

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Retired Navy Capt. Kathy Bruyere, a pioneer for women’s equality in the Navy, died Sept. 3 in San Diego following a battle with cancer, according to her family. Bruyere, 76, grew up in an Army family and joined the Navy in 1966 after graduating from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Two years later, she married her first husband, then Navy Lt. Kellie Byerly, and the two later became the first officer couple to attend the Naval War College in Rhode Island. She also served as a recruiter during the Vietnam War and at the Bureau for Naval Personnel, which was then in Washington, among other assignments. In January 1976, she gained a measure of fame as one of 12 women featured on the cover of Time magazine for a “Women of the Year” (1975) issue — which was done in lieu of the annual “Person of the Year” issue. At the time, she was a lieutenant commander, and in 1975 had become the first woman tapped as a flag secretary and aide to an admiral, according to Time magazine. Female sailors had worked on the staffs of admirals, the Time story noted, “but had far less authority than Byerly. She heads the admiral’s staff and handles all liaison between his headquarters and the nine Pacific training commands.” In the issue, she acknowledged that she was not thrilled about the potential for combat but said she “would not like to deny any woman the opportunity to do anything she is capable of doing, including firing a gun.” A year later, she and five other female sailors helped clear the path for women to serve on ships and aircraft engaged in combat — assignments previously barred to them under the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948. The sailors, who claimed their careers and potential promotions were negatively impacted by the policy, filed a class-action lawsuit against the secretary of defense and secretary of the Navy in 1977, and U.S. District Judge John Sirica, of Watergate fame, determined the law was unconstitutional in 1978. "Some people thought it was treason — ‘How dare I try to challenge the system?’ " Bruyere told the Orlando Sentinel in a 1991 interview. "But others kept saying, " ‘Good for you, good for you.’ " She went on the serve as special assistant to the chief of naval operations for women’s policy, where she was involved in a 1987 study examining career opportunities for women in the Navy and sexism across the service. A year later, as the first female executive officer of the Navy’s New York Recruiting District, she and Byerly divorced and she later met and married her second husband, Thomas Bruyere, also a Navy officer. In June 1991, Bruyere, by then a captain with 25 years of service, took charge of the Navy’s only boot camp that included women, according to the report in the Sentinel, which described her as “arguably one of the Pentagon’s top experts on women in the Navy.” The Orlando Naval Training Center. which processed 30,000 enlistees a year, one third of them female, had been severely criticized the year before for its handling of r**e and sexual harassment cases. It was also slated for closure. Bruyere remained undaunted. She viewed the command as an opportunity to create coeducational training and study programs, fostering teamwork and mutual respect in the hope of reducing abuse and assault incidents, she told the Sentinel. “This is where you plant the seeds, giving recruits the opportunity to solve problems as professionals, to respect each other’s talents,” she told the newspaper. Bruyere retired in 1994. Looking back on her naval career, Bruyere she was most proud of the work she did “to make a difference and help to open equal opportunities for all,” she told the San Diego Veterans Magazine in March 2020. When asked about the groundbreaking lawsuit, Bruyere told the magazine, “I just believe we should all have the same opportunities.” “There is nothing today’s women cannot do — we need them to keep charging ahead,” she said. In retirement, Bruyere continued to serve her community, her family said. She was on the boards for the local chapters of the San Diego Parkinson’s Association, the San Diego Alzheimer’s Association, the George G. Glenner Center for Memory Care and Caregiver Support, and the San Diego chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. She also volunteered as a volunteer for 11 years at the Miramar National Cemetery, where her husband is interred. The couple was together for more than 20 years before Thomas, also a retired captain, died in 2009 after a 15-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Bruyere, who died at Paradise Valley Hospital in San Diego, is survived by four brothers, one sister, three stepsons and 10 grandchildren. According to her family, she will be buried with full military honors at Miramar. “Kathy was always so positive and selflessly concerned for the betterment of institutions and others professionally and personally," said her stepson, retired Army Lt. Col. Trent Bruyere. "Frankly, she left this world a better place and will be missed.” Attachments area
Yahooo....it's Kamala Harris for VP.
Hi everyone, "I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." - Joan Didion During these times, let’s find a tablet, electronic or paper, and write about our feelings as we meet “the common themes of an uncommon experience.” And, add images to your daily journaling. Illuminated Journal • a tool for living more creatively and authentically. • a way to engage with the images and metaphors that guide and inform our lives. • a daily practice of self-expression. • an ongoing method of coping with daily life challenges. -Judith Greer Essex, Ph.D., Expressive Arts Institute Also, Writers, Ink, our partner at Barracks 16, offers many online classes. Please check out the list at sandiegowriters.org Be safe and start writing! Anne
Women's History: https://youtu.be/0jmkC7RjFRM Rock is loud and so are sports (I've never heard of a quiet sport). Since Ms. Aaron is female, I put two and two to four and thought why not have a recognition of women in athletics? The search, of course, was for female athletes. So yeah, it’s loud, whether it’s rock music, or athletes. All pictures were researched 1985, the year of the song. Please note that search engines can be inaccurate and images can be mistagged with the wrong year. All pictures used were in the order of the search results. I don’t discriminate; I prefer this “mixed bag” approach. The one thing that was altered, however, was the somewhat haunting chorus in the solo-bridge. You first see a picture of Lee and John Albani followed by a team that tragically passed away. The link is https://cyclones.com/news/2015/9/8/210325897.aspx for more information and you will see the picture. Obviously, a song is finite and only so many pictures can fit in, but overall, it was fun to put together.
Alice Park, suffragist, pacifist, of Palo Alto. I just saw an article authored by Melissa Jones of your organization, I believe, that gave her an incorrect birthdate. ("Alice Park was born February 2nd, 1891") No! She lived almost 100 years. Her lifespan should be more like 1862 to 1962.. Please correct the article. Thanks. Kathryn Akatiff, Palo Alto. P.S. She was AMAZING. Perhaps you mixed her up with Alice Paul????
Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote, (1920-2020) at the 131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, New Years Day 2020. Many great photos from this theme! Congratulations Ladies! ;) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218174678416978&set=pcb.10218174679817013&type=3&theater
Gracia was a great woman. We are all stronger for having known her.
Hi! I wanted to let you know that Friday and Saturday, Comickaze - Liberty Station - Barracks 15 next door is hosting the creator and publisher of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force comic. They wanted to create something that celebrates the fresh new energy and diversity of the stagnated legislative body, and help some good causes at the same time,” A portion of all sales will go to America’s United Service Organization (USO), and RaicesTexas.org, which provides free and low-cost legal services to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees. https://www.facebook.com/events/334325290839123/
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Two great women in history to acknowledge today: SUSAN B. ANTHONY In 1873, Susan B. Anthony was tried for voting illegally, was convicted, and was fined $100, which she refused to ever pay. SUSAN LA FLESCHE PICOTTE Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American physician, was born today in 1865. Read more:
It's a beautiful day for a walk! This Saturday, June 15 at 10:30am we invite you to go beyond the walls of the Women's Museum of California and around the city in our historic walking tours which focus on women's contributions to our San Diego culture and community. Meet in downtown San Diego outside the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza for a walking tour of the Gaslamp Quarter District with highlights of the women who worked to improve the lives of people in the district, and those women who helped to "clean up" the area. Sign up here: