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Susan B. Anthony's Birthday Celebration

Every year on her birthday, SBAI and friends make a trip to Susan B. Anthony’s grave site in Mount Hope Cemetery to lay yellow roses, a symbol of suffrage, on her grave. The person honored with placing the roses on her grave and delivering a brief statement is a student-selected woman leader from the University of Rochester.

Alexandra Poindexter Laying Roses on Anthony's Grave

This year, students nominated Alexandra Poindexter as our guest of honor. Alex is a junior majoring in Political Science. She is the Acting President of the Black Student’s Union, the Secretary of the Douglass Leadership House, a Student Mentor in the ECO Scholars Program, and is a Fitness Center Team Leader. In the future, she plans are to pursue master’s degree in food policy or social justice and a human rights law degree. Alex is an incredibly active leader in the University of Rochester community. We are so happy that Alex was elected to speak this year!

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies is named to honor Susan B. Anthony, the nineteenth-century suffragist who led a successful campaign to have women admitted to the University of Rochester in 1900. The Institute is dedicated to addressing curricular and scholarly issues important for understanding the role of women and gender throughout history and in contemporary society. The Institute is supported by over one hundred faculty associates who represent a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

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