Film is part of yearlong recognition of centennial of the 19th amendment
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (NOVEMBER 4, 2019)—On Tuesday, November 5th, Salem College will host a special screening of “Suffragette” on campus in recognition of Election Day.
The film is a 2015 British historical period drama film about women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom and is being presented as a part of Salem’s recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, and Meryl Streep.
Salem College has long been committed to the education and engagement of women in society and the political environment. The institution is celebrating and reflecting on the 19th Amendment as a right that had a significant impact on extending formal political legitimacy to women. The institution is also reflecting on other differences for women with varying racial and ethnic backgrounds that continued to prevent women from fully embracing the promise of political equality that many women worked for in the suffrage movement.
The screening of “Suffragette” is free and will take place in Huber Theater in the Student Center on Salem College’s campus at 6:00 pm. It is sponsored by the Salem College 19th Amendment Committee, the Lucy Rose Center, and the Department of Communication and Media Studies.
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