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Celebrate the Power of Women's Friendship

In May 1851, on a street corner in Seneca Falls, NY, Susan B. Anthony first met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Anthony and Stanton inspired each other to fight for change. They were abolitionists, temperance activists, and, of course, tireless champions for women's rights and suffrage.

153 years later on May 26, 2004, friends of the Anthony Center gathered at the Memorial Art Gallery to celebrate women's friendships from past and present with wine, food & song.

The 1st Annual Stanton/Anthony Stand By Me Award

Presented to Dr. Elizabeth Laidlaw and Catherine Anderson, two women whose friendship, like Stanton & Anthony's, inspires each to take risks, meet critical challenges and fight to make the world more just.

 

THEY TOOK A CHANCE, AND WON
Thank you to all the bidder and winners

Lunch with a Leader" Silent Auction

Dee Alexander, Radio Host, WARM 101.3
Lydia Boddie-Rice, Manager, Public Affairs & Corporate Contributions
Ursula M. Burns, Senior Vice President & President of Business Solutions, Xerox
Karen Magnuson, Editor & Vice President for News, Democrat & Chronicle
Sandra Parker, President, Rochester Business Alliance
Ginny Ryan, Anchor, WOKR-TV Newsource 13
Naomi Silver, COO, Rochester Community Baseball Inc.
Honorable Louise Slaughter, US Congresswoman
Kitty Van Bortel, Owner, Van Bortel Subaru
Susan B. Anthony (aka Barbara Blaisdell)

Included a catered lunch and tour for 10 guests at the SBA House House.

 

THANK YOU FOR THE SONGS

Singer Cindy Miller performed songs related to friendship and women.

 

WE STARTED TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Gifts from this celebration will help support Anthony Center programs like: "Trusting Women to Call the Shots", the 2004 Stanton/Anthony Conversation on October 8th featuring Marie Wilson, founder of the White House Project and workshops by Yale University's Women's Campaign School & a November policy summit for public policy leaders and women elected to NY's county, city and town governments

 

153 Years Later—The Power of their Friendship: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Learn more about the friendship between these two revolutionary women.