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Democratic Women’s Club of the Villages
August 17 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMFree
The Democratic Women’s Club of the Villages meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Moyer Recreation Center (3000 Moyer Loop, The Villages, FL 32163). Doors open at 9::30AM. Come view and discuss the movie “Iron Jawed Angels”, inspired by the Suffragettes. Hilary Swank plays Alice Paul, an American feminist who risked her life to fight for women’s citizenship and the right to vote. She founded the separatist National Woman’s Party and wrote the first equal rights amendment to be presented before Congress. Together with social reformer Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), Paul struggled against conservative forces in order to pass the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States. These suffragettes also encountered opposition from the old guard of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association, Carrie Chapman Catt (Anjelica Huston). The activists get arrested and go on a well-publicized hunger strike, where their refusal to eat earns them the title of “the iron-jawed angels.” For more information, contact Shelly at firstname.lastname@example.org .