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Free Screening: Iron Jawed Angels
August 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree
On Sunday, August 26, 2018, #VAratifyERA launches its campaign for Virginia’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) on Women’s Equality Day with screenings of “Iron Jawed Angels” (IJA) across the state.
Filmed in Richmond, the film follows suffragist Alice Paul (played by Hilary Swank), a key leader behind the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote nearly 100 years ago on August 26, 1920.
#VAratifyERA challenges Virginians to finish Alice Paul’s vision of full equality regardless of sex by demanding passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (which she wrote) in our next General Assembly session. Nevada ratified last year, and Illinois this past March, leaving the nation just one state short of the 38 required to give women full protection under the Constitution. All eyes are on Virginia!
Throughout the state, legislators and civic leaders will host screenings. Tickets are free and there will be a short (20 minute) conversation after the credits are finished.
Please follow our FB page for more information and ways to support this nonpartisan effort. Special thanks to the Byrd Theatre Foundation and the Virginia Film Office for their support an sponsorship!