Countdown to Suffrage Centennial Silent Sentinel Awards Gala
Date(s) - Jun 06
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Army Navy Country Club
The evening’s festivities will include a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction and awards.
June 4, 2019 marks the centennial of Congress passing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution – June 4th also launches the countdown to the American women’s suffrage centennial, August 26, 2020, when women won the vote! Become part of history as we join together to celebrate the journey of America’s greatest expansion of democracy.
The Silent Sentinel Award is bestowed upon individuals who exemplify suffragist strength and ideals for equality. Recipients are trailblazers unafraid to forge new paths for the greater good. They are determined and persevere in the face of adversity. Honorees are recognized for their leadership, activism and accomplishments. This award pays tribute to the scores of suffragists jailed, beaten, and tortured for peacefully picketing the White House in 1917; they became known as the Silent Sentinels. When national and international media learned of this abhorrent treatment, it quickly became a turning point in pressuring President Wilson to change his position on women’s suffrage and address Congress seeking a national Amendment. The memorial is being built in Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, Virginia, part of the historic prison grounds where scores of suffragists were imprisoned.
Our auction expands daily and includes a week-long stay at a luxury resort in a condo with three master suites right on a golf course in Florida in January 2020, a hand-made Votes for Women quilt with Gloria Steinem’s original signature, etched crystal bar ware, jewelry, a framed depiction of Inez Milholland Boissevain astride her horse in the 1913 D.C women’s rights parade, tickets to numerous attractions and restaurants, designer handbag, several gift baskets, a week’s stay at Massanutten Resort in October 2019, a hand-made Irish wedding coat and so much more!
Suffrage or cocktail attire please. Complimentary valet parking. CASH bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) – please bring CASH – credit cards not accepted!