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Join us on Monday March 7, 2022 in Washington D.C. at 11:00 in the Decatur Room of the Quaker (Friends) Meeting House for a "Pop Up" Memory Parlor focused on the stories connected to Adelaide Johnson's "Portrait Monument" to the suffrage pioneers: Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, unveiled in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in 1921.

This Pop Up is stimulated by the opera vignette 'Rise' which is part of "
Written in Stone", a production of the Washington National Opera, premiering at the Kennedy Center on March 5, 2022, and running until March 25. "Rise", composed by Kamala Sankaram, with a libretto written by A.M. Homes, focuses on the untold stories connected to Adelaide Johnson's Portrait Monument.

Sandra Weber, foremost expert on the statue and author of "
The Woman Suffrage Statue" (pictured above, right) is one among several experts who will share powerful stories about the monument.
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Washington D.C.
Place: Decatur Room, Meeting House of the Friends Meeting of Washington (Quaker House)

March 7, 2022
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm (ish)

* Event is free, but registration is required. Register here.
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It was in a "Suffrage Parlor" in Washington D.C. in 1886 when Adelaide Johnson, at the suggestion of a friend, first decided to sculpt Susan B. Anthony. “A "Memory Parlor" is a nod to the earlier “Suffrage Parlors” and to the recognition that we need spaces to cultivate our understanding of history. Memory Parlors are inspired by the Lyceum Movements of the 19th Century, in both the U.S. and Europe. These adult education movements allowed for "social intercourse and the exchange of intellectual products."

2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of an important monument to equality and human rights: the Portrait Monument to the Suffrage Pioneers (Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton). Pictured right (or below if viewing this on your mobile), the monument was sculpted by Adelaide Johnson (1859-1955) and completed in 1920. The statue was unveiled in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on February 15, 1921 to mark the passage of the 19th Amendment. The placement of women in the U.S. Capitol - symbolizing the central involvement of women in the political process - had been a goal of Johnson's in the early 1890s. It took her almost 30 years to achieve this vision.
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The Cora di Brazzà Foundation, creates this 2022 "Pop Up" Memory Parlor as part of the "Forward into Light" initiative which focuses on the linkages between the Women's Suffrage movement and the Peace Through Law Movement.