Sep 30, 2019
by Elaine B. Holtz
The National Organization for Women (NOW) Sonoma County Chapter, KBBF 89.1FM, Women’s Spaces Host-Producer Elaine B. Holtz
Starring Hillary Swank as Alice Paul & Frances O’Connor as Lucy Burns
The story of how women finally got the Vote in 1920
DATE: Wednesday – October 16, 2019
TIME: 6:30 - 9 p.m. – Discussion to follow.
PLACE: Radio Station: KBBF 90.1FM
1700 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95402
This is a free presentation with the purpose of:
• Providing information about how women finally got the vote and why it is important to know the history of voting rights
• To encourage women to vote
• Sharing info on how we can all be involved in getting out the vote this election
This moving presentation takes a fresh look at a pivotal event in American history from 1916–1920. Iron Jawed Angels tells the true story of how defiant and brilliant young activists Alice Paul, played by Hilary Swank, and Lucy Burns, played by Frances O’Connor, took the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Elaine Holtz said, “I asked a friend what it means when people do not vote. She answered, ‘Then we have a government by default.’ My theory is that when people do not vote it tells elected leaders that the people don’t care, therefore why should the leaders do anything we are requesting they do.”
Seating is limited: please RSVP to save a seat:
If you are not registered to vote, you can register the night of the event.
To kick off the 100th-Anniversary Celebration of the League of Women Voters, the Sonoma County League and the Sonoma County Library will present a program on suffragists and their supporters.
Moderated by Gaye LeBaron, the speakers Molly MacGregor, National Women’s History Project; Ann Galantine, Santa Rosa Historical Society; Mary Paul Dodgion, Western Sonoma County Historical Society and Museum; and Peg Rogers, Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women will discuss women’s struggle to obtain the vote.
The program will be held at the Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
For information call 707-546-5943.
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