At the heart of San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is the idea that, through our sport, we can be leaders in driving meaningful impact for women and girls not only on the field but in the workplace, at home, and in society. Today, we pause to reflect on the achievements of those who came before us as well as the challenges that remain.
August 26 is annually celebrated as Women’s Equality Day in the U.S., commemorating the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in the 1800s. The observance of Women’s Equality Day also serves as a call for continuing efforts toward full equality in all aspects of life.
We encourage all Wave FC fans to join us in celebrating this day through activism, education, and lifting the voices of others. Below is a list of resources and events to consider supporting. If there are additional organizations and/or resources we should provide our platform to, please send your suggestions to [email protected].
Women’s Equality Day Festival — The Women’s Museum of California will host a festival from 11 am-5pm that will celebrate gender equality and promote civic engagement. The festival will include performances, scavenger hunts, workshops, makers market, and more.
Women’s Equality Day Panel and Reception — The program will take place at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park starting at 5:30 PM. Featured speakers include Senator Toni Atkins, Lawyers Club Board Member Jaclyn Reinhart, League of Women Voters Vice President Lori Thiel, and Stephanie Malyn from the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
One of the easiest ways to celebrate is to eat, shop, or buy from a woman-owned business.
Check out some of these lists highlighting a number of businesses across San Diego County: Women in Business San Diego, National Association of Women Business Owners San Diego, San Diego Union Tribune, Thrillist, Open Table, Poway Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Family, North Park Main Street, Do San Diego.
This coming Wednesday, August 30, Wave FC will be hosting its next Community Pop-In in North Park, and one of the stops will be Artelexia, a woman-owned Mexican gift shop selling handmade items. Stay tuned to Wave FC social media accounts for more information and timing.
National Women’s History Alliance — The National Women’s History Alliance, founded in 1980 as a non-profit educational organization, is committed to ensuring women’s history becomes mainstream. The NWHA is a catalyst, promoter of women’s history in K-12, content provider, and creator of a myriad of activities promoting women as leaders and influencers.
25 Organizations Fighting for Gender Equality — Learn about organizations across the world that bring the fight for equality to a global scale.
Library of Congress — Read about the history of the suffrage movement that led to the passing of the 19th Amendment.
Women’s Museum of California — Located right here in San Diego, the museum offers year-round education to visitors throughout our region.