Women’s Struggle Continues

04Apr2017
5th and Market

Women's Struggle Continues

1pm Until 3pm

At National Museum of American Jewish History

5th and Market

Free (With Museum Admission Fee)

Alice Paul Institute, Moonstone & NMAJH

Women’s Struggle Continues, part of the 1917 Centennial - NMAJH will debut a special exhibition 1917: How One Year Changed the World (March 17 – July 16, 2017) One of the many parallels between 1917 and 2017 is the continuing struggle for equality for women. On March 3, 1914, the day before Wilson’s inauguration, there was a protest of 5,000 women in Washington coming from all around the country. Alice Paul, who led the Women’s March in 1914, was jailed in 1917, and The National Woman’s Party organized “Silent Sentinels” to stand outside the White House. Following on the heels of President Donald Trump's inauguration (2017), at least 3.3 million Americans gathered for marches around the country, rallying behind calls for a Women's March on Washington. This program will include Excerpts from the films: Iron Jawed Angels and One Woman One Vote and a Discussion led by Lucienne Beard, Executive Director of the Alice Paul Institute. The mission of the Alice Paul Institute is to honor the legacy of Alice Paul’s work for gender equality through education and leadership development. Gender equality is a basic human right. Free with museum admission fee.

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