February 12, 2020

Join the American Labor Museum's International Women's's Day Celebration on March 8th, 2020 at 1pm

Haledon, NJ -  The American Labor Museum welcomes the general public to celebrate International Women's Day and the Centennial of Women's Suffrage on Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 1PM.

The general public is invited to listen to distinguished speakers, join a short women's empowerment march, receive a flower in appreciation, and view exhibits about union women and women's suffrage as we raise awareness, celebrate achievement and rally for change to help forge a more gender-equal world and show our commitment to being #Eachforequal.

The celebration is part of New Jersey's Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Initiative, which commemorates the passage of the Constitutional amendment that granted women across the country with the legal right to vote.  While the Museum's celebration honors women's solidarity, activism and achievements, it also acknowledges the inequities and challenges women of all backgrounds have faced and continue to confront from 1920 to the present day.

March 8th is a significant day because it is a global day of celebrating social, economic and political achievements of women.

To register for the Museum's celebration on March 8th or for further information, please call the Museum at 973-595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.  

The Museum is a NJ Women Vote Partner.

For information about other New Jersey events commemorating this Centennial visit www.discovernjhistory.org.

The Botto House National Landmark, headquarters of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street in Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, museum store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The Museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.  Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1PM-4PM or by appointment.  For further information about the Museum, visit www.labormuseum.net.