Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Votes For Women Virtual Event

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Votes For Women Virtual Event

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Caption: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

On Aug. 26th, 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed, finally granting American women the right to vote. Paul Barnes, the co-director and co-producer of the Ken Burns' miniseries Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony will show clips from the groundbreaking documentary, which recounts the largely forgotten 19th-century struggle of Stanton and Anthony to gain equal rights for women. It took 72 arduous years to assure women could vote. Neither woman lived to see the triumph of the Amendment's passage. Barnes will share stories from the creation of the documentary, and special guest Ali MacGraw will be reading excerpts from the book “The Women’s Hour” by Elaine Weiss. This event is part of the WXXI's Celebrate 2020 initiative. See programs, local audio and video vignettes  and on-demand programming at the Celebrate 2020 website.

The Virtual Event is:   Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. ET

 

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The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required to receive screening log-in information. Once registered, participants will receive an email confirmation, followed by a reminder email two days prior to the event with Event connection information.

About the Guest Speakers:


 


Paul Barnes
is the co-director and co-producer of the Ken Burns' miniseries Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony which won  a Peabody Award in 2000.  Paul Barnes is also known for his work on Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004) -winner of  three Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Nonfiction Special and Best Documentary in 2005. The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1981) and the seven-part, fourteen hour series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014). 

Paul originated the Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Votes For Women illustrated presentation in Santa Fe, New Mexico with special guest, Ali MacGraw, where it was first performed in February 2020.

Source: IMDB & PBS

Ali MacGraw is an award-winning actress in film, television and theatre.  She first gained attention with her role in the film Goodbye, Columbus (1969). She gained an international profile for her role in the film Love Story (1970), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.  She went on to star in the popular action films The Getaway (1972) and Convoy (1978) as well as the romantic sports drama Players (1979), the comedy Just Tell Me What You Want (1980), and the historical novel-based television miniseries The Winds of War (1983). In 1991, she published an autobiography, Moving Pictures.  In 2016, MacGraw reunited with Love Story co-star Ryan O'Neal in a staging of A.R. Gurney's play Love Letters She currently resides in Santa Fe, NM, where she is an activist. 

Source: IMDB & Wikipedia
 

Readings for the Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Votes For Women program come from The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss. (Used with permission.)

Available through Penguin Random House

 

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