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A free film screening of the film Iron Jawed Angels will take place at the YWCA of Asheville’s multipurpose room on Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 pm.
A follow-up conversation will take place in the YWCA’s board room on November 14 at 6 pm, with an open dialogue moderated by WCQS's Greta Johnsen.
Refreshments will be served at both events.
“We’re so pleased to be screening Iron Jawed Angels, which focuses on the women who fought for women’s right to vote in America,” said Beth Maczka, Executive Director of the YWCA of Asheville. “The film raises important issues for our community as we face challenges to voting rights in North Carolina. Our hope is that we raise awareness about the impact of the new voter ID law, and inspire people to help get out the vote.”
Iron Jawed Angels tells the story of two important women in the history of suffrage in the United States. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns began a more radical branch of women fighting for the right to vote. They found themselves up against powerful men, an atmosphere of chauvinism, an unconcerned President (Woodrow Wilson), and even their own more conservative counterparts. The cast includes Hilary Swank; Frances O'Connor; Anjelica Huston; Patrick Dempsey; Molly Parker; and Julia Ormond.