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Women’s Equality Day Observed in Naples
The Naval Support Activity Naples Multi-Cultural Heritage Committee held a Women's Equality Day panel discussion at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, Aug. 26, 2016, with Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Adm. Michelle Howard as the keynote speaker on gender equality.
“It hasn’t even been a hundred years since we’ve [women] had this right which is why it is so important that we register to vote. It doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female, your race, gender or color; it just matters that you vote because there were a lot of people who went to jail, who died, who did a lot of things for each of us to have a right to vote.”
“You can look like anyone you want to look like, be smart, be innovative, and be creative. That’s the point.”
“This day in 1920 marked a turning point in women’s equality. Today, we not only commemorate 96 years of women’s right to vote but we call attention to our nation’s continuing efforts towards full gender equality and we recognize achievements realized over the last century.”
– Mr. Edward Cannon, moderator