Voices of Women Film/Discussion

Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library, David Cohen Ogontz Branch Library, Breslin Learning Center, Walnut Street West Branch Library & Moonstone Present

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Voices of Women:
Film & Discussion

Tuesday October 15, 6pm

Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library, 68 W. Chelten Ave., 215-685-2150

Monday October 21, 5:30pm

David Cohen Ogontz Branch Library, 6017 Ogontz Ave., 215-685-3566

Thursday October 24, 5:30pm

Breslin Learning Center, 100 S. Broad St., 10th Floor

Monday October 28, 5:30pm

Walnut Street West Branch Library, 201 S. 40th St., 215-685-7671

The Film: One Woman, One Vote
(we will show about 20 minutes of the film)
The 70-year battle for women’s suffrage is the subject of this gripping documentary. One Woman, One Vote documents the struggles both of the leaders and the women who fought alongside them. From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Alice Paul, this film follows the fight for equal rights.

The Discussion: What made these women stand up for equality instead of bowing down to the status quo (Margaret Fuller’s upbringing, Harriet Jacobs life in slavery, Lucretia Mott’s life as a Quaker)? Why did the emerging women’s suffrage movement split on the issue of race? What effect did the split have on these two issues? What is “women’s place” today? What about the unfinished struggle for racial and gender equality?

Voices of Women looks at the mid nineteenth century when Women’s Suffrage emerges from the Anti-Slavery movement (as women realized that they were, legally, no more than slaves to their husbands); and touches on some of the amazing women who have continued the struggle over the last 150 years. Women have been central to most of the social movements in America with an amazing number of smart and brave individuals leading the struggles. Voices of Women, a city wide festival from October 12 to November 9, 2013, looks at some of the women who have been the driving force in social progress. We hope you can join us for other programs in this series that look at the lives of some of the founding mothers: Lucretia Mott, Margaret Fuller and Harriet Jacobs.

This Program is part of Moonstone’s
Hidden History Series Presentation on
Voices of Women – A City Wide Festival
October 12 to November 9, 2013
Made Possible by grants from the Lomax Family Foundation
and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council
For More information
www.moonstoneartscenter.org/voicesofwomen
or 215-735-9600

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