Better Days 2020: First to Vote Remembrance Walk
A Remembrance Walk for 150 Years of Voting Women
Free and Open to the Public
On February 14, 1870, Seraph Young cast a ballot in Salt Lake City's municipal election and became the first woman in the U.S. to vote under an equal suffrage law.
Join Better Days 2020, Preservation Utah, Voterise, the Utah Cultural Alliance, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, and the Utah YWCA to honor Seraph Young's historic vote by walking in memory of a Utah woman who inspires you to lead. We invite you to wear purple, white, or yellow (suffrage colors), and will provide pins and ribbons for you to wear the name of the woman you’re honoring.
The walk will start from City Creek Park at 12:15 pm, head north on State Street for a short speech and exhibit viewing at Council Hall, then end at Memorial House in Memory Grove Park.
Following the walk at 1:00 pm, enjoy food, music, activities, and a collaborative art project at Memorial House (375 N. Canyon Road).
Meet at City Creek Park to check in from 11:45-12:15 (175 N. State Street, corner of State St. & 2nd Avenue)
Pins and ribbons will be available for you to wear the name of the woman you are honoring.
Free two-hour parking is available on side-streets near the park. The nearest public parking lot is City Creek Parking Garage off of State Street and Main.
In case of inclement weather , the event will start at noon at Memorial House in Memory Grove.