YWCA Hartford Region and Girlcott Host Free Film Screening of Iron Jawed Angels
A free screening of Iron Jawed Angels will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at YWCA Hartford Region located at 135 Broad Street in Hartford. Iron Jawed Angels focuses on the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s. Based on a true story, it portrays "defiant young activists taking the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote." The movie stars Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor, Julia Ormond, and Anjelica Huston.
Iron Jawed Angels is the first in a series of four free film screenings to be shown at various locations in Hartford during February and March in support of Girlcott. Girlcott is a movement to raise awareness about the representation of women in the media and the pressures women face to look a certain way. Girlcott has the support of many Hartford organizations including: Charter Oak Cultural Center, CT Humanities, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Education and Leadership Fund, University of Hartford Women for Change and YWCA Hartford Region. In addition to the free film screenings, Girlcott events will include a portrait exhibit of prominent Hartford women who have “bared it all” – having their portraits taken without makeup, and a production of Eve Ensler’s book, I am an Emotional Creature. Learn more about Girlcott at www.ctgirlcott.org.
“The quest for women’s civil rights continues today. We should be inspired by the ‘sheroes’ who fought for women’s right to vote 100 years ago, ” YWCA Hartford Region CEO, Deborah Ullman, said. “This movie reminds us that as women we must continue to stand up for equality.”
The screening on February 5th will be held from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. To RSVP, e-mail LeahF@ywcahartford.org or call (860) 525-1163 Ext. 245.