YWCA to show women’s suffrage movie

PIQUA—The YWCA Public Policy committee will be showing an HBO movie based on the fight for women’s right to vote on Monday, Oct. 7, or Monday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

The movie shows the initial efforts of two women to win the right to vote for all women and how this movement grows over a span of 8 years. It depicts prison time for those women on the picket line and the final vote where the amendment passes giving all women the right to vote.

“We feel that this is a very powerful movie and would like to share it with area students and the community,” said Barb Davis, YWCA Public Policy Committee member. “The entire movie is approximately two hours in length and we will condense it to a little over 60 minutes by giving an overview of the beginning of the movie as well as an introduction of the main characters prior to the showing of the last 60 minutes of the movie,” said Davis.

The movie is free of charge and YWCA membership is not required. The YWCA is handicap accessible.

For more information, please stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne Street or call 937-773-6626.