She Did Day Livestream

Tune back in at 10am on August 26th! A livestream will be here on the day of the event.

Please click here to view on Facebook. 

Due to technical difficulties, the livestream was cut off prior to the end of the program. The remaining remarks are included here:

"At a time when monuments are being reconsidered and in some instances removed from the landscape; the Columbia City of Women initiative will add to the narrative, providing much needed balance through the female perspective.

The artist, DeeDee Morrison, who resides in Greenville SC, was selected by a committee with representatives from the SC Arts Commission, UofSC, Holder Properties, the City of Women steering committee and the One Columbia for Arts and Culture public art committee. This project was made possible though generous funding from the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and charitable individuals.

When we install and unveil the monument this fall - our hope is that the work will challenge viewers to gain a better understanding of how women have contributed to the landscape of this community and generate conversation about how to ensure continued success and recognition for the future." 

Ce Scott-Fitts, South Carolina Arts Commission, Artist Services Program Director 

" Today we are celebrating a victory, and at the same time we must acknowledge that the struggle for full access to the vote, equal rights, and equal representation continues. Like the generations of women that came before us, we must organize, advocate, and push for progress – for full gender and racial equity.

In November, we have an incredibly important election, where the ballot will include not only a presidential vote, multiple Congressional seats, every seat in the South Carolina General Assembly, as well as school boards, city and county council seats – important positions that affect you and your family.

The most basic way you can use your voice over the coming month is by ensuring that you vote in the upcoming election. If you haven’t yet registered to vote, you need to do so by October 4. Unfortunately, COVID is making it harder for folks to vote in the usual ways.

So we need you to not only commit to making a plan to vote for yourself; we also want to ask you to reach out to Governor McMaster and your state legislators to take action when they reconvene next week to make our election safe, secure, and accessible for everyone. Right now you can text SCVOTES to 52886 to make your voice heard!

We now invite you to join us at the Statehouse for a silent vigil led by the League of Women Voters." 

Ann Warner, Women's Rights and Empowerment Network, CEO