Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in NYS
photos by Stella Magloire (24)

Photo by Stella Magloire

In celebration of 100 years of women’s suffrage in NYS, YWCA Brooklyn held a special symposium and panel discussion with elected officials and young women of color community leaders.

Panelists included:

  • NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery
  • NYC Councilmember Laurie Cumbo
  • NYS Assemblymember Jo Ann Simon

The event, Advancing Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment From Suffrage to the Future celebrated women, and in particular women of color, in elected office during this critical year.

Photo by Stella Magloire

NYC Councilmember Laurie Cumbo. Photo by Stella Magloire


Their stories of experience and their advice can help us chart the course to advance gender and racial equity for the next generation!

Alumnae of YW Brooklyn LEAD, our comprehensive college access program, were in attendance at our celebration of 100 years of women’s suffrage panel discussion with top women elected officials as panelists. They asked the tough questions like “what legislative actions can be taken to decrease sexual harassment, especially for working women and low-wage earners?”

Photo by Stella Magloire

Photo by Stella Magloire

The symposium included a reception and, in collaboration with Brooklyn College’s Archival Studies Program, a new exhibit of historic photographic images capturing a century of women’s civic and economic empowerment in Brooklyn.


Thank you to all that joined us and supported this event!