Organization Seeks Nominations Of Local Women To Honor During 32nd Annual Women’s Equality Day

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By WaTasha Barnes Griffin—

MUNCIE, IN — The Muncie-Delaware County Coalition of Women’s organizations is once again seeking nominations of local women to honor during the 32nd Annual Women’s Equality Day Program.

The Coalition invites nominations of women who have made a significant contribution in the arts, education, religion, business, politics, environment, and social or community service by improving the quality of life in our community, according to a press release. Other categories will also be considered.

Six women will be honored during the program, which will take place at 5 p.m. Aug. 26, 2024 in the Muncie City Hall auditorium.

Women’s Equality Day celebrates the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Those honored will be awarded a Vivian V. Conley Recognition Certificate.

Conley, who died May 8, 1993, was at the forefront of many community issues relating to education, civil rights, and aging. She attended Ball State University in her 60’s, earning her bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in gerontology.

Organizations that make up the coalition are the Friends of Conley, League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County, American Association of University Women, The National Organization for Women, the Indiana Women of Achievement Awards Committee, and the Coalition of l00 Black Women.

“This program is important because it shines light on the contributions women make in society, politics, business, civic, and humanitarian efforts. One of the most important achievements in the fight for equality has been women winning the right to vote,” said WaTasha Barnes Griffin, chief executive officer of YWCA. “As a member of the planning committee, I count it an honor to serve in a community where so many women are working to enhance the quality of life and place.”

Additional event and nominee details will be announced prior to the event.

A letter of nomination of 250 words or less describing the nominee’s contributions should be submitted by Monday July 15, 2024 to: or by postal mail to: YWCA Central Indiana-310 E. Charles St. Muncie, IN 47305.