Woman of the Day: Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)
“We are here, not because we are lawbreakers; we are here in our efforts to be law-makers.” These words by Emmeline Pankhurst in her autobiography encapsulated the British Women’s Suffrage Movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As the iron-willed leader of the Women’s Franchise League and later the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), she fought for women’s right to vote in the United Kingdom by any means necessary. The WSPU’s motto was “Deeds, not words,” and the group used vandalism, violent protest and arson as means to bring about social change. This resolve saw her arrested on countless occasions. She argued that unless women were given political power, the laws of the country wouldn’t have an equal standard of morals. On the year of her death British women were finally granted the right to vote at the age of 21 equal to the voting requirements for men.
ACTIVITIES: StuCo Lowes Foods Spirit Night 3/16/22
On March 16th, visit Lowes Foods in the Village of Sandhill and help Ridge View’s Student Council!!! 10% of your purchases between 4 and 7 PM will be returned to our program. All you have to do is present the digital flyer to the cashier when you check out! Be sure to visit us at our special table for treats and other deals!