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Alice Paul and Iron Jawed Angels film screening

Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College has organized a three-film series this semester based around the theme of Nonviolent Movements for Rights and Liberation. Our third and final film will be Iron-Jawed Angels.

In this Hollywood dramatization, Swatties Alice Paul ’05 (played by Hilary Swank) with Mabel Vernon ’06 (played by Brooke Smith) are portrayed as leaders of the militant wing of the U.S. Woman Suffrage movement.  These women, with thousands of other feminists of their day, fought for future generations’ right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health and the limited amount of freedom they had, Paul and other women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Come for entertainment, and learn about the nonviolent struggle for woman suffrage.

When: April 13, 2011; 7:30 p.m.

Where: Keith Room, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Swarthmore College

This event is open to the public.

Refreshments provided.

Discussion to follow the screening.

Maps and driving instructions are available

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(Alice Paul Dorm at Swarthmore College)

Contact: Lee Smithey (LSmithe1) or Anna Everetts (AEveret1), 610-328-7750

Co-sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, The Peace Collection, The Pericles Fund, Political ScienceSociology and Anthropology, and Swarthmore Feminists.

At each event in the series, students from the course, “Peace Studies and Action,” will offer two brief tributes to influential peace activists and intellectuals who have passed away recently.