Calling all women and girls - we are assembling on August 25-27th in Saratoga Springs, NY at the Gideon Putnam Hotel to claim our victory over several hurdles and decades. Above is the main feature of the arrival/first day when Convention attendees will be able to roam and freely enjoy Saratoga. Bring your families, spouses, neighbors and friends as all are welcome!
From 1869 to present, women have been the “unsung” heroines of American Society. In 2019, this year marks the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Let us pay tribute to our foremothers, friends in the suffrage movement and role models as we meet with pride to hear the many struggles, challenges, triumphs and herstory of how we got “the vote” and what we have done with “the power of the vote” to this moment.
The 2019 Seneca Falls Revisited Conference and Retreat acknowledges the importance of the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving American Women the right to vote. We know all of the good, the bad and the ugly. We are not giving a ‘pass’ to any aspect of the struggle as lives were destroyed, freedom was evasive and all women regardless of class and color had no voice. Although some thought they were ‘better’, all women were the same. And national anger was infused, encouraged and stoked like a flame by the ”powers that be“ of the time.
Civically Re-Engaged Women (CREW) is in our 3rd year of presenting the great American Herstory. This year’s 3-Day Conference and Retreat salutes the 1869, 1870 and 1917 NYS Women’s Suffrage Convention that happened in Saratoga Springs, New York. Last year we featured the 170th Anniversary of the Historic 1848 Seneca Falls Convention at the Rochester Hyatt Regency Hotel.
In 2016, our debut year, we universally celebrated women in all our roles - as leaders, wives, mothers, caregivers, elders, youth, etc. We did this at the historic Riverside Church in New York City, on the upper west side. Next year on July 24-27, 2020, we will come full circle back in New York City, at the invitation of the Manhattan Borough President, Gale R. Brewer for the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. Because it is a National moment, we will galvanize our NYS celebration in tribute to our late Great Congresswoman, Bella Abzug who would have (posthumously) turned 100 years old herself! Singlehandedly, from the multiple actions of Congresswoman Abzug the lives of modern day American Women were improved and our voices elevated. As much as we respect and admire the strides of The Women’s Marches, #MeToo and #Timesup, all of these organizations are continuations of the important seeds and activism that were planted by the Women’s Suffrage movement.
Join us and be a part of a brighter future in this incredible narrative! Find out about Women on $20’s as we strategize with them on how to empower the ‘struggle’ and conflict around our beloved “Harriet” being on the $20 bill. Meet Monumental Women whose mission is to secure national opportunities for more female statutes to be erected starting on August 26, 2020 in Central Park! We will support each other, help and build each other up and promote unity vs. cacophony.
Sunday, 8/25/19 we will kick off the first day of the Centennial of Ratification of the 19th Amendment with Ladies Day at the Saratoga Race Course and other events ending in a Black & White (formal) Charity Ball with performances and dancing where you can see VIPs, Girls Scouts, members of the New York State Women’s Legislative Caucus and hear fascinating aspects of the American herstory of the women’s movement then juxtaposed with where we are today and where the movement is heading. The weekend has a variety of workshops, a critical thinking session, golfing, yoga and more for the rest of the family or others who may be joining you at the hotel but not attending the conference. Meet me in Saratoga! It’s a date!!
Named one of the world’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated, the past comes alive in the historic grandstand every summer as fans experience not only the best in racing, but the unmatched ambience and charm of historic Saratoga Springs.
Mornings at Saratoga are an exciting, long-standing tradition at the historic racecourse. A breakfast buffet is served on The Porch of the Clubhouse while the Thoroughbreds prepare for future races and is available every morning except Travers Day. Please note that Admission must be paid to re-enter the track once live racing has begun. No reservations are accepted for breakfast.
One of the highlights of the breakfast program is the free tram tour of our famous and historic stable area (weather permitting). The first tram that takes you to the stable area, leaves the main Clubhouse entrance at approximately 7:30 a.m. with additional trams leaving approximately every 15 minutes. The last tour departs at around 9:00 a.m. (The Tour is available every race day except Travers Day).
Attention all Sponsors and potential sponsors now is your opportunity to have a special “add on“ to an existing sponsor package. Ask us about this opportunity to join us in the ”Winners Circle” as we crown one of the winners of one of the races that day. Contact: Sharon@crewomen.org to let me know your interest. Thank you!