When women lead, we rise.
To kick off Women’s History Month, we invite all women to celebrate the legacy of women’s suffrage in Tennessee by building upon that work,
On March 1, 2023, rise with us at Women’s Day on the Hill –a coalition-building event designed to address the shared struggles of Tennessean women. Together through inclusive education, community building, and advocacy, we will organize for a just and equitable future for our communities.
We Rise: Women’s Day on the Hill 2023
Join us for a day of community, education, and service.
We are committed to curating a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
We’ll start off the morning with the Folding Chair Sessions, an Elect Black Women PAC panel of Black leaders who have changed the political landscape in Tennessee. This session will feature Tennessean leaders across the state from Congressional candidates to school board members. With Ruby Powell-Dennis as moderator, we are pleased to host Minority Leader Karen Camper, Odessa Kelly, Demetrus Coonrod, and Civil Miller-Watkins.
After expert advocacy training and community building, we are pleased to host Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson as our keynote speaker. A rural Tennessean, Ash-Lee is the first Black woman to hold the title of Executive Director at the Highlander Research and Education Center. She is the former regional organizer at Project South, an active participant on the governance council of the Southern Movement Assembly, and an organizer with Concerned Citizens for Justice (Chattanooga, TN)
Then, we will travel to the Tennessee State Capitol to meet our representatives, participate in legislative advocacy meetings, and attend committee meetings with an optional capitol tour at 3pm.
Note: Currently attendees will need to provide their own transportation to and from the capitol. However, there will be opportunities to ride share with other attendees.
Want to come, but not sure how to make it work?
We are dedicated to making this event accessible to Tennessean women across the state and we would love for you to join us.
Registration is free, and includes breakfast and lunch.
This is a child-friendly event. Bring your little ones! You can never start civic engagement too early!
To address the diversity of women’s issues, we are running four educational workshops in parallel.
- Reproductive Justice and Human Rights Advocacy
- We are Women – Advocacy around violence against women
- Reshaping the Narrative Around Public Safety
- Empowering Women in Politics – Campaign training session
Do you want to help Tennessean women organize for an equitable and just state?
Come learn with us
Women’s Day on the Hill is hosted at the Scarritt Bennett Center, a nonprofit conference, retreat, and education center in Nashville, TN. Their mission is to create space where individuals and groups engage each other to achieve a more just world.
Owned by United Women in Faith, the Scarritt Bennett campus is formerly home to United Methodist-related Scarritt College for Christian Workers (1924-1980) and Scarritt Graduate College (1981–1988). Today, Scarritt Bennett Center works to continue the powerful legacy of the Scarritt students, faculty, and staff in the fight for women’s empowerment, racial justice, and dignity for all.
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