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Women finding their voices

Boston by Foot will offer its annual Labor Day walking tour “Boston Women Finding Their Voice,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3.

This tour will look at the women of Boston and Massachusetts who fought for women’s rights in the workplace and the right to vote. Boston’s women’s trade unionism and suffrage movements were lead by proud, defiant women who were divided along class lines. For most of the 19th century,

Boston’s workingwomen’s voices, especially immigrant workers, were not heard, as unions had remained male dominated. It would take the creation of the Women’s Trade Union League founded by Mary Kenney O’Sullivan in Boston in 1903 to show women how to organize themselves into trade unions. Women’s voices grew from the foundation laid by the Denison House and the Women’s Education and Industrial Union.

Tickets are $15 or $5 for members and can be purchased from the guide on in advance. The tour will begin at the Brewer Fountain in Boston Common along Tremont Street.

For more information, visit www.bostonbyfoot.org or call 617-367-2345.

Esplanade gala

The annual Esplanade Moon Dance Gala will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Charles River Esplanade near the Hatch Shell.

The black tie evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a gala dinner and live auction at 7:30 p.m. and dessert and dancing under the stars on the Esplanade.

After dinner and the auction, the gala opens for Moon Dance After Dark. Night owl attendees are invited to enjoy cocktails, dessert, late-night bites, professional photos, dancing and entertainment after 9 p.m.

Attendees must be age 21 plus.

For more details visit www.esplanadeassociation.org or call 617-227-0365.