Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Iron Jawed Angels & 50/50 in 2020

In continuing celebration of Women's History Month, C-SPL and the League of Women Voters will be showing the award-winning film Iron Jawed Angels Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Aigler Auditorium on the third floor. The award-winning film starring Hilary Swank, Francis O'Connor and Angelica Huston tells the true story of the passionate and dynamic women of the women's suffrage movement who risked their freedom and lives to win American women the right to vote.

After the film, there will be a discussion of 50-50 in 2020, an initiative whose mission is to achieve political equity for Iowa women by recruiting, training and mentoring women in sufficient numbers that by the 100th anniversary of Woman Suffrage in 2020, Iowans will have elected females to fill 50% of the Iowa Legislature, the Iowa delegation to the U.S. Congress, and the office of governor.

To learn more about Women's History Month, check out our blog post posted earlier this month. Also check out Women in Iowa: 2012 (.pdf), put together by the State Data Center of Iowa and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women.

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