Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration on Saturday!

Celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s 194th birthday with us this Saturday, February 15th.  Every year on her birthday, SBAI and friends make a trip to Anthony’s grave site in Mount Hope Cemetery to lay yellow roses, a symbol of suffrage, on her grave. The person honored with placing the roses on her grave and delivering a brief statement is a student-selected woman leader from the University of Rochester.

Alexandra Poindexter (left) and Quinlan Mitchell (right) at a Women’s Equality Agenda Rally in Susan B. Anthony Park during Rocxxy 2013

Alexandra Poindexter (left) and Quinlan Mitchell (right) at a Women’s Equality Agenda Rally in Susan B. Anthony Park during Rocxxy 2013

This year, students nominated Alexandra Poindexter as our guest of honor. Alex is a junior majoring in Political Science. She is the Acting President of the Black Student’s Union, the Secretary of the Douglass Leadership House, a Student Mentor in the ECO Scholars Program, and is a Fitness Center Team Leader. In the future, she plans are to pursue master’s degree in food policy or social justice and a human rights law degree. Alex is an incredibly active leader in the University of Rochester community. We are so happy that Alex was elected to speak this year!

On Saturday, February 15 at 12:00pm we will meet at Susan B. Anthony’s gravesite in Mount Hope Cemetery where Alex will deliver a brief statement and lay roses on her grave. We will reconvene at the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library for a tea and cake reception.

If you don’t have a vehicle to get to the cemetery – that’s no problem! We’ll be able to provide transportation for a handful of students, just let us know if you’ll need a ride and we will give you more details. Please RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by  to let us know if you plan to attend.

See you on Saturday – and remember to RSVP!

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