Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Equal Visibility Everywhere

Came across this new organization, Equal Visibility Everywhere to promote the visibility of U.S. women in our country's public spaces, which are dominated by images of men. The president of Equal Visibility Everywhere is Dr. Lynette Long, someone I came to respect a great deal during the 2008 campaign.

"...EVE is a group of people committed to creating Equal Visibility Everywhere for women. We're a brand-new (March 2010) not-for-profit dedicated to achieving gender parity in the symbols and icons of the United States.

We're taking on statues, stamps, street names, currency, national holidays, and more...

EVE will work to change the culture and face of America one symbol at a time. We will:
  • encourage state legislatures to add more statues of women to National Statuary Hall;
  • suggest women for the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate on stamps;
  • propose that municipalities name streets and buildings after prominent female citizens, and persuade school systems nationwide to increase the number of schools named after women;
  • encourage the government and private sector to include women in the celebrations of our nation’s heritage;
  • analyze the gender ratio of monuments and memorials on the local, state, and national level, and encourage greater representation of women;
  • advocate the full and fair treatment of women and women’s history in our nation’s museums;
  • urge our government to include more women’s images on our coinage and to print a second set of paper money featuring images of great American women; and
  • educate the private sector regarding the lack of female images in media representations."
Sign up for their newsletter, and join the effort to get women's faces in public places! 

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