November 4, 2013
More than 100 people gathered on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in Boston Oct. 27 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Boston Women's Memorial.
The event included speeches by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, and Simmons alumna Barbara Lee '67. Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change Director Diane Hammer also attended. Marie Turley, executive director of the Boston Women's Commission, delivered closing remarks.
The Boston Women's Memorial includes sculptures of three influential Boston writers who had progressive ideas and a commitment to social change: poet Phillis Wheatley, feminist editor Lucy Stone, and revolutionary-era scribe Abigail Adams.
The memorial, installed in 2003, was a collaborative effort by representatives from the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, City Hall, the Boston Women’s Commission, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay, and other groups. Click here to learn more.