South Dakota Democracy in Action To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day at The Journey Museum

RAPID CITY, SD – The progressive women’s organization, South Dakota Democracy in Action, is celebrating Women’s Equality Day 2016 at The Journey Museum & Learning Center with a screening of the 2015 film “Suffragette” and reception on Friday, Aug. 26.

In 1971, the US Congress designated Aug. 26 of each year to be Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. South Dakota Democracy in Action, a progressive women’s organization that works for a better world, will celebrate Women’s Equality Day 2016 on Friday, Aug. 26 with a screening of the 2015 film “Suffragette” at 6:45 p.m. in The Journey Museum & Learning Center’s Wells Fargo Theater at 222 New York Street in Rapid City. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

“Suffragette” is the story of the British struggle to gain the vote for women. Women and men were finally granted equal voting rights in the United Kingdom in 1928. The film stars Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan, and Meryl Streep.

The official website for the movie provides the following synopsis: A drama that tracks the story of the early foot soldiers of the feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse in an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

This event is free and open to the public

The Journey Museum & Learning Center was established in 1997 and is conveniently located in downtown Rapid City at 222 New York St, 2 blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center right across from the Club for Boys. Make sure to visit http://www.journeymuseum.org to find additional schedule information and be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook!

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