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1920 – 2020: How We Took the Vote – A Conversation about Suffrage and Strategies
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Battle of Homestead Foundation and League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh proudly present a *free* evening of conversation for viewers of the PBS film The Vote, featuring commentaries by Dr. Jacqueline Cavalier, Professor of History, CCAC and Battle of Homestead Foundation Board of Directors and Dr. Ebony English, Endowed Professor of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Social Work, CCAC. Concluding statements by Ms. Eileen Olmsted, Communications Director, League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh.
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The award-winning PBS film The Vote details the historic campaign waged by American women for the right to vote — and connects the strategies used by the early 1900s women’s suffrage movement with today’s voting rights challenges.
“1920-2020: How We Took the Vote, A Conversation About Suffragists and Strategies” includes an interactive format where participants will have the opportunity to engage in small-group discussions and share their perspectives about the film as well as their own personal experiences with respect to the right to vote and political participation.
The conversation will feature the following commentaries:
“Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party: A Radical Approach to Suffrage,” Jacqueline Cavalier, EdD
“What Does That Have to do With Me? Invalidated Intentions of the Suffrage Movement and the Societal Ills of Today,” Ebony English, PhD
The evening will conclude with statements by Ms. Eileen Olmsted, Communications Director, League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh.
Attendees are asked to view the American Experience Film, “The Vote” both parts (Part One and Part Two), which are available to Live stream from the PBS site. In addition, it is important for participants to consider the plethora of resources that are included on the site. A fantastic “promo” which is linked to the film is an interactive piece called “She Resisted: Strategies of Suffrage.”
View “The Vote” Here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/