In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Philadelphia “The City of Brotherly Love,” will be ceremonially known as “The City of Sisterly Love” for all of 2020.
No More “Brotherly Love”
William Penn founded and named the city in 1862 to serve as the capital of the Pennsylvania Colony, with the now famous “City of Brotherly Love”.
The city is honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This recognized women’s right to vote, by making an honorary change to its famous nickname as “brotherly love”. Women were officially granted the right to vote on August 18, 1920. This also marks the fact that it has only been 55 years since women of color have been able to exercise their right to vote.
This is not about excluding anyone, but it’s about uplifting women. This is a joint effort between tourism group- Visit Philadelphia and the City Council. They aim to get visitors and residents to explore Philadelphia, said City Council member Katherine Gilmore Richardson, who also sponsored the city’s identity.
Visit Philadelphia, the region’s tourism marketing group, will now introduce a year full of events and programming around art, food, fitness, wine, music and history. The campaign targets all women—sisters, cousins, girlfriends and other groups—to choose Philadelphia as their getaway destination. This is to encourage women and women groups from all over the world to come and see the city.
If you want to exploring more, but still want to stick to a budget, there are cheap bus and train tickets to places like New York, and Washington, with plenty of things to do. Check out New York City Events and Washington Events.
Written by: Jyoti Khatri
Jyoti Khatri writes for Chillwall on fun events, fitness, lifestyle near me and around the world.