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Exciting news from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund.
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Stanton and Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument Site
Dedicated
on The Mall in Central Park

On November 6, 2017, the centennial of Woman Suffrage in New York State, The Statue Fund and The NYC Parks Department sponsored a ceremony to dedicate the future site of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument on The Mall in Central Park, one of the world's most prestigious and historic parks.  The site, pictured here, is located on the northwest corner of Literary Walk, which forms the southern end of The Mall.  Thanks to all of the friends and supporters of The Statue Fund who attended this event.  Please check the "Recent Press" section of this Newsletter to review media reports and articles on the Site Dedication as well as on the reception that evening hosted by The Statue Fund at the New-York Historical Society.  The evening Reception was The Statue Fund's way of saying "Thank You" to all who have joined in this fight to break the bronze ceiling.  We were so pleased that so many of you were able to share this fun and festive evening with us.  Now, please mark your calendars for August 26, 2020 when the Monument will be unveiled.  What a celebration that will be!
Thank You To Our Friends And Supporters!
Here are some photos and comments from the Site Dedication Ceremony.  Special thanks to Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Women's Caucus of the NYC Council, the Central Park Conservancy, New York Life Insurance Company, and Girl Scout Troops 3484 and 3482.  Thanks also to NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray who sent the following message: "Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were uncompromising women's rights leaders who revolutionized the political and social climate for American women.  It is not only appropriate, but necessary that we commemorate their contribution to society with the first statues in Central Park honoring real women."  Statements made by some of those attending the event follow:  
Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver said: “This monument will honor these women and the movement they stood for, and remind us of our shared, lasting values—justice and equity and persistence. We look forward to welcoming it to its rightful place alongside Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, General Sherman, and Fredrick Douglass. It’s long past time for us to honor the enormous contributions New York’s women have made to the fight for gender equity, and Parks is grateful to all who have made this possible.”
"Central Park hasn't seen a new commemorative sculpture in more than half a century, so it's fitting that we finally break the bronze ceiling with this long-deserved, long-awaited monument to the women's suffrage movement," said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. "Now is the moment when it's most important that we honor Stanton, Anthony, and the entire movement of women both known and unknown who fought for suffrage -- and draw on their courage and determination as we continue the fight for equality. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has been involved in making this a reality, especially the leaders of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund."
Pam Elam, president, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, stated: “We are here to move history forward.  Our project honors New Yorkers Stanton and Anthony as well as ALL the women who fought for the largest nonviolent revolution in the history of this nation when over half the population was enfranchised.  It’s an instant history lesson.  It’s an examination of how social change comes about.  But most of all, it’s about completing the journeys toward justice of the valiant women who came before us and achieving the full equality for women that they were denied.”
Coline Jenkins, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s great, great granddaughter and Statue Fund vice president, stated, “In 1848, my great-great grandmother Elizabeth Cady Stanton drew from fundamental American values when she stated that 'All men and women are created equal.' Her chief grievance was, 'He has compelled her to submit to laws, in the formation of which she has no voice.' Ultimately the women's rights movement connected women and law, starting with the fundamental right to vote.  On November 6, we celebrate 100 years of women's voting right in New York State, and in 2020, as we celebrate women’s right to vote across the country, in Central Park we will unveil a monument in tribute to her, Susan B. Anthony and all the thousands of women the movement represented. Onward!”
"We are proud to be a part of this effort to honor the women who had such an incredible impact on this city, state, and nation. Funding this statue that will help to preserve history for generations to come is perfectly aligned with New York Life’s tradition of service and humanity that has endured for more than 170 years,” said Heather Nesle, president of the New York Life Foundation and a member of the board of directors of the Statue Fund.  "I’d like to thank all of the New York Life agents and employees from across the country that have donated their time and money to help us support this historic initiative."
Attention Sculptors
Deadline for Design Competition Submissions is February 14, 2018

The Request For Qualifications/Request For Proposals for our Monument was released on Nov. 6th at the Dedication of the Site.  Copies of the RFQ/RFP can be obtained from the Sculptors Page on The Statue Fund website, www.monumentalwomen.org 

The Design Competition is open to all professional artists or teams of artists over the age of 18 located in the United States.  Applicants must have previous work experience in creating figurative and contemporary sculpture.  Requirements for the application and for materials to be submitted are explained in the RFQ/RFP. The Statue Fund's Design Competition is managed by the well-known firm of Beyer Blinder Belle.
Recent Press
Ms. Magazine  |  December 11, 2017
Monuments Matter: Seeking Sacred Space to Remember Women's History
Chelsea Now  |  November 20, 2017
Monument to Suffrage Pioneers to Break Central Park ‘Bronze Ceiling’
Manhattan Express  |  November 16, 2017
On NYS Suffrage's Centennial, Celebrating New Push to Honor Pioneers
West Side Rag  |  November 8, 2017
How West Side Rag — and Mostly New York Life — Helped Break Ground for a Groundbreaking Statue
Central Park Patch  |  November 7, 2017
New Central Park Statue To Commemorate Women's Suffrage Movement
NY1 News  |  November 7, 2017
Monument To Honor Women's Suffrage To Be Placed In Central Park
amNEWYORK  |  November 6, 2017
Central Park’s Literary Walk to house women’s suffrage monument
ABC7NY  |  November 6, 2017
Women's Suffrage Monument Planned For Central Park
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