The Vote: A WTTW Community Screening and Conversation
WTTW believes in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most important social and cultural issues of our time. Our Community Screenings bring audiences together to experience the best of PBS documentaries, to spotlight societal and culturally relevant topics that can promote healthy discussions long after the film airs.
WTTW is proud to invite you to a virtual community screening and conversation of The Vote: American Experience. One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, this multi-part documentary tells the dramatic story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote—a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.
After the screening, Sylvia Ewing, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Outreach at Elevate Energy, will moderate a live conversation featuring Lori Osborne, director of the Evanston Women’s History Project and Frances Willard House Museum in Evanston; Alice Palmer, former Illinois State Senator; and Rebecca Sive, political analyst and women’s leadership strategist and historian. The panel will discuss Illinois’ role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and how race impacted Women’s Suffrage and voting today.
The Vote will air on WTTW for three weeks beginning Tuesday, September 8 at 8:00 pm.
This is a free event; please RSVP.