The City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board will present the City’s annual celebration of Women’s Equality Day 2021 with a WeHo Takeover pop-up experience featuring signage and giveaways celebrating women mobilizing for equal rights and winning the right to vote.
The experience will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and N. San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood. Community members can participate by picking up free sashes, buttons, and other mementos, as well as by taking photos to share promoting voting rights, pay equity for women, and support for the Equal Rights Amendment. Masks and social distancing will be required for attendees. West Hollywood businesses are invited to participate in the Women’s Equality Day – WeHo Takeover by displaying signage, sharing messaging, and offering themed promotions. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/19th.
In addition to the Women’s Equality Day 2021 – WeHo Takeover, West Hollywood City Hall and the City’s lanterns over Santa Monica Boulevard will glow in the colors purple and yellow in recognition of the women’s suffrage movement as the City’s centennial celebrations of the 19th Amendment that began in 2020 wrap up across the country this month. The City of West Hollywood’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment has included educational programming and leadership activities including a three-section historic timeline displaying the long and complex origin story of women’s right to vote in the United States. The timeline remains on view at the intersection of N. Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Boulevards. It includes commemorative artwork commissioned by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative.
For more than two decades, the City of West Hollywood has commemorated Women’s Equality Day in a variety of ways. The City of West Hollywood was the first city in the nation to declare itself pro-choice and it has continually supported state and federal legislation protecting and advancing women’s reproductive rights and access to healthcare. The City supports the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and has a strong record of supporting initiatives that call for equal pay for equal work. The City’s Women’s Advisory Board is involved in a myriad of programming and events that recognize and support women in the community.
For more information Women’s Equality Day 2021, contact Larissa Fooks at (323) 848-6413 or [email protected]. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.