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Movie Night: “Bessie”

September 2nd, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm EST

Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

NWHM will host a viewing of the HBO movie Bessie, starring Queen Latifah. Bessie (2015) follows the story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and ’30s. The film focuses on Smith’s transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today.
Join us at the Martha Washington Library for a film screening and conversation. We’ll provide the popcorn.

This screening is free and open to the public. Sign up at http://nwhm.ticketleap.com/movie-night-bessie/

Walking Tour: “In Their Footsteps: Women’s Suffrage”

September 2nd, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

Meet at the corner of Independence Ave and First St. SE, a block from Capitol South Metro.
Walk the same ground where suffragists fought for the right to vote in the “In Their Footsteps” tour. Through the power of place, images, and the suffragists’ own words, the struggle for equality will become real and visceral.

The tour begins at the corner of Independence Ave and First St. SE. The nearest Metro station is Capitol South, which serves the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines. The tour will cover 2.5miles, ending at the National Archives. This event is free and open to the public. Sign up at http://nwhm.ticketleap.com/walking-tour-suffrage/

June and July Events

June 2nd, 2015
  1. “Find the Women” Scavenger Hunt at the National Air and Space Museum
    When: Saturday, June 6th, at 10am
    Where: National Air and Space Museum, in front of the Golden Age of Flight exhibit room on the first floor.
    What: NWHM will host a scavenger hunt at the National Air and Space Museum where participants will be given clues and a guide to find the places in the museum where women and their contributions are mentioned. The scavenger hunt will be followed by a discussion in the museum’s food court. We will be meeting at 10am in front of the Golden Age of Flight exhibit room on the first floor.
    http://www.meetup.com/NWHM-Women-s-History-Group/
  2. Google Art Talk on “Women & STEM Education: Conduit to Opportunity”
    When: June 10, 12pm EST
    Where: Online https://plus.google.com/events/c04br76p6t0h0s1mue7851ijsj0
    What: Today’s trending conversations around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math include the need for better STEM education and the benefits of STEM careers. The problem of women being under represented in STEM fields yet desperately needed is often singled out. Girls’ routes to STEM careers begin in the educational pipeline. Join while we explore the problem of women & STEM education, the history of women’s K-college formal education that influenced career opportunities, and the solutions underway in both formal and informal education settings today.Our Panelists:
    Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
    Dr. Linda Eisenmann, Ed.D., Provost, Professor Education and History, Wheaton College
    Wendy Hancock, Manager, Professional Development and Exhibition Services, Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)

    Moderated by: Sydnee Winston, Project Coordinator, National Women’s History Museum

  3. Book Discussion: “Hedy’s Folly: The Life & Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World”
    When: Monday, June 22nd at 6:30pm
    Where: St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
    What: For June’s book discussion we will look at Richard Rhodes 2011 biography of Hedy Lamarr: “Hedy’s Folly: The Life & Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.”
    http://www.meetup.com/NWHM-Women-s-History-Group/
  4. HBO’s ‘Iron Jawed Angels’ Viewing & Discussion
    When: Thursday, July 9th at 6pm
    Where: Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA, 22307
    What: NWHM will be hosting a viewing of HBO’s film on the Suffrage Movement, “Iron Jawed Angels,” followed by a brief discussion. The event will be held at the Martha Washington Library in Alexandria. Popcorn and drinks will be included! We’ll be in the library’s large meeting room, but if you can’t find us, just ask the workers at the information desk where the NWHM movie viewing is taking place.
    http://www.meetup.com/NWHM-Women-s-History-Group/