Women’s Suffrage Film Series Scheduled

Monday, March 2, 2020
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In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution giving women the right to vote, Raritan Valley Community College will hold a Women’s Suffrage Film Series in March.

Open to the public, the film series is being sponsored by the College’s Humanities, Social Science, Social Work and Education Department and the RVCC Women’s Center. All screenings, which are free of charge, will be held in the Campus Resource Center (College Center, Room 202), at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The following films will be included in the series:

Suffragette (2015, Directed by Sarah Gavron), Tuesday, March 3, 4-6 p.m.

In early 20th-century London, a radical movement in support of women’s right to vote forever changes the lives of young women activists as they face violence in their fight for equality.

One Woman, One Vote (1995, Directed by Ruth Pollak), Tuesday, March 17, 6-9 p.m.

This documentary examines the American women’s suffrage movement, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s famous Seneca Falls call to arms, to the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women voting rights.

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999, Directed by Ken Burns), Monday, March 23, 4-6 p.m.

This documentary recaptures the story of one of the most compelling political movements in American history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, pioneers of the first wave of feminism, galvanize the fight for civil rights for women. Although they lead a charge for women’s rights that they do not live to see themselves, their struggle led to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920.

Iron Jawed Angels (2004, Directed by Katja von Garnier), Tuesday, March 31, 4-7 p.m.

This critically acclaimed film, which premiered at Sundance, recounts the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s. It highlights women's suffrage leaders Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful and effective nonviolent strategies, tactics and dialogues to revolutionize the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote.

Refreshments will be served during the programs. For additional information about the series, contact RVCC Women’s Center Co-Director Keilani Abdullah at keilani.abdullah@raritanval.edu or 908-526-1200, ext. 8530.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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March 2, 2020

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