Celebrating Women's Equality Day! (8.26.19)

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On behalf of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at Macmillan Learning, we invite you to celebrate Women’s Equality Day this Monday, August 26th!


After nationwide women’s rights marches in the 1970s, Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. The observance of Women’s Equality Day commemorates the certification of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote almost 100 years ago, and calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.


The Macmillan Learning D&I team has assembled a number of resources for you to explore and learn more about Women’s Equality Day. 


Film Screening!

There are many ways to engage students on Women's Equality Day. One of the things we are doing with Macmillan Learning employees, are screenings of the film “He Named Me Malala” on Monday, August 26th. The documentary tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager who was targeted by the Taliban for her advocacy of girls’ education. 


The film is currently streaming on NetflixYou can license the film for $75 for large groups on campus.

The History Behind Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Today

Additional Resources

Tell us in the comments if you are talking about Women's Equality Day with your students! We'd love to hear your ideas to engage students on History!


Nikki Jones and the Macmillan Learning Diversity & Inclusion Council

Nikki is the Senior Director of Marketing Outreach and Diversity Initiatives at Macmillan Learning