Document 13: "Plans Complete For Woman's Day Meeting," New York Call, 23 February 1911, p. 3.
This article in the New York Call announced the Carnegie Hall meeting of third Woman's Day in 1911. Admission was free, except for the boxes, which were offered to organizations for the display of banners. The success of the occasion was anticipated as "one of the great events of the year for Socialist, suffrage and other radical groups."
PLANS COMPLETE FOR WOMAN'S DAY MEETING
To Be Held on Saturday Evening, February 25, at Carnegie Hall.
_______________________The annual Socialist demonstration for woman suffrage, known by this time as the Woman's Day Meeting, will be held this year at Carnegie Hall, on Saturday evening, February 25. It was impossible to obtain any suitable hall for Sunday afternoon, February 26, the day officially set aside by the Socialist party of America as Woman's Day, and so Carnegie Hall was engaged for the very nearest available date, namely, the night before.
Although a year has passed, the last Woman's Day meeting has not been forgotten, for on every side is expressed the hope that the coming meeting will be "as good as last year's!" Well, it is going to be as good as last year's -- there's no doubt about that. For a splendid list of speakers is going to make it so.
The list is as follows: Mrs. May Wood Simons, American delegate to the International Socialist Congress at Copenhagen, and at present contributing editor to the Coming Nation; Mrs. Bertha M. Fraser, recent Socialist candidate for secretary of state of New York; Mrs. Florence Kelley, general secretary, National Consumers' League and formerly chief state inspector of factories of the state of Illinois; Rev. Roland D. Sawyer, writer, lecturer and active worker in the Socialist party of Massachusetts, and John Spargo, member of the national executive committee of the Socialist party and author of "The Bitter Cry of the Children." "The Common Sense of the Mill Question." "Socialism." etc., etc. Mrs. W. J. Gates will sing and Anita C. Block will preside. With such a list of speakers, the success of the meeting seems assured from the very start.
The entire house will be free, with the exception of the boxes. These seat six persons and sell at $10 for a first-tier box: $5 for a second-tier box. It is earnestly hoped that branches of the party, as well as unions and radical clubs and organizations will purchase boxes and display the banners they did last year. Single box seats may be obtained at $1 each. All applications for boxes or box seats are to be made to Miss Jessie Ashley, 5 Nassau street, treasurer of the local women's committee. The sale of boxes has already begun so all are urged to reserve theirs as soon as possible.
The Woman's Day meeting has come to be regarded as one of the great events of the year in Socialist, suffrage and other radical groups, and promises, this year, to be a particularly brilliant event.