Diversity Film Series to show "Iron Jawed Angels" April 8

April 1 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The sixth and last film in Indiana State University’s Diversity Film Series, "Iron Jawed Angels,” will be shown Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Events Area of the Cunningham Memorial Library to celebrate Human Rights Awareness Month.

A special guest, Bertha Pratt King (a local suffragette played by Marylee Hagan) will introduce the film. A native of Little Falls, N.Y., King made a tremendous impact on the community of Terre Haute's quality of life soon after she moved here in 1904, becoming a student of economic and sociological issues and a spellbinding orator. An active suffragette, she addressed area schools and clubs during the winter and lectured throughout the East during summers. Most of her discourses addressed challenges facing the modern woman. On June 3, 1945, she married poet and philosopher Max Ehrmann, her long-time companion.

The 2004 HBO film, starring Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston, takes a contemporary look at a pivotal event in American History - the creation of the 19th Amendment. Defiant young activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns take the women's suffrage movement to new lengths, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Following the film, a discussion will be facilitated by Linda Maule, coordinator of the General Education program and associate professor of political science.

The series, sponsored by the President’s Commission for the Enhancement of Diversity Resources, is free and open to the public. For more information on the film series or the commission, please contact the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action at 812-237-2877.

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Contact: Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, (812) 237-2877

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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The sixth and last film in Indiana State University's Diversity Film Series, "Iron Jawed Angels," will be shown Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Events Area of the Cunningham Memorial Library to celebrate Human Rights Awareness Month.

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