CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — Please join Henrietta Hankin Branch Library on Monday, October 4th, at 7:00 pm for the virtual screening of the documentary, “Finding Justice: The Untold Story of Women’s Fight for the Vote”, followed by a discussion with the writer and director of the film, Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation.
Part present-day detective story and part a historical account of the movement for voting rights, “Finding Justice: The Untold Story of Women’s Fight for the Vote” tells the story of a band of intrepid women and their one-ton bronze bell that became a celebrated icon of the women’s suffrage movement. The Justice Bell—modeled after the Liberty Bell—attracted nationwide attention, which helped rally support in the last crucial years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.
As current struggles for gender equality and voting rights continue to make front-page news, this account of the suffragists’ courage and dogged persistence will inspire new generations in the fight for justice and equality.
“Finding Justice” premiered at the National Women’s History Museum on August 26, 2020, with a screening and panel discussion with Amanda Owen and Rosie Rios, President Obama’s Treasurer. Since then, “Finding Justice” has aired on PBS (WQLN and WHYY) and at several institutions, organizations, and film festivals.
Ms. Owen is an author and an independent scholar of women’s history, specializing in the American women’s suffrage Join the movement. She is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation. With a background in social work and a twenty-five-year practice as a consultant, writer, and speaker, Amanda has been presenting lectures and workshops since the mid-nineties. She is currently writing a book about Justice Bell’s role in the American women’s suffrage movement.
To register for this special event, please visit www.ccls.org and click on “Find an Event”. For additional information, please contact Monique Kolb, Public Relations and Graphics Specialist at [email protected].
The mission of the Chester County and Henrietta Hankin Branch Libraries is to provide informational, educational, and cultural services to the residents of Chester County so that they may be lifelong learners. The Chester County Library & District Center is located at 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA. For hours or more information, visit our website at www.chescolibraries.org.
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