Holy Heretic Devotional – Feb. 16, 2017-Sheros and Heroes

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL – Feb. 16, 2017 – SHEROES & HEROES: ACTIVISTS

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Assistant Director, Reiki Master, and Psychic Kali Meister

“A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.” ~ Lucy Stone

In 1850, the pioneering Stone convened the first national Women’s Rights Convention. Held in Worcester, Massachusetts, the event was hailed as a significant moment for American women, and Stone was a celebrated leader. Her speech at the convention was reprinted in newspapers nationwide.

For the next few years, Stone, who was paid well for her speeches, kept up a relentless schedule, traveling throughout North America to lecture about women’s rights while continuing to hold her annual convention.

In 1868 co-founded and became president of the State Woman’s Suffrage Association of New Jersey, which would later be succeeded by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey in 1920. She also launched a New England chapter of the association and had helped found the American Equal Rights Association.

Today’s Action: What does your name mean to you? What does it define about you?

Today’s Sharing: Share your stories of what you find funny with us on the Holy Heretic Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine.

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