“Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema”

“Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema”
A film and discussion program

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
at 6 p.m.
Ragtag Theatre,  10 Hitt Street

Admission is free.

Historian and writer Kay Sloan has unearthed and assembled rare films that open a historic window onto how women’s suffrage was represented in early American cinema—from Charlie Chaplin in drag to a fiery and prescient speech from president of the Women’s Political Union, Harriet Stanton Blatch.

Following the film showing, there will be discussion featuring Kay Sloan, the film director, via Skype, and Professor Kerri Yost, associate professor of Digital Film Making at Stephens College.

At this event, Brianna Lennon, Boone County Clerk, will provide an opportunity for voter registration.

The program free and open to the public thanks to a generous donation from a League member.

This program is one of a series of films in which the League of Women Voters is partnering with Ragtag Cinema in this anniversary year of Women’s Right to Vote.

 

Columbia Historic Preservation

“Historic Preservation in Columbia”
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

Guest Speaker
Pat Fowler
Columbia Historic Preservation Commission

 

 Pat will speak on the work of the Commission and the city-wide Preservation Plan that is under development. Part of the Commission’s mission is to foster and encourage preservation, and to restore and rehabilitate structures, areas and neighborhoods.

Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.

Bonded Justice

“Bonded Justice, Race, Class, Gender and Suffrage”
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
 7:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

Guest Speaker
Professor April Langley
Chair of Black Studies and Associate Professor of English
at the University of Missouri.

 

This program will focus on the role of Black women in the struggle for suffrage. The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County, the Columbia chapter of the NAACP and the Columbia Public Library are cosponsoring this event.

This is one of several local programs in this year commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment to give historical context to the struggle for voting rights and remind citizens of the importance of voting in our Democracy.

This event is free and open to the public.

Spotlight on the 2020 Census

The Census – Past and Present: Information and Issues
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00 noon
Columbia Public Library

Guest speakers
 Bill Elder and John Blodgett

Formerly from the Office of Social, Economic and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA)
at the University of Missouri
for the Missouri State Census Data Center.

The U. S. Constitution requires a census of the people every ten years. The L&L noon-time program will address the importance of the data collected and how critical accurate information is to determine federal funding and legislative districts.

Feel free to bring a lunch and join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library.