SURGE follows first time women candidates who ran for elected office in Texas, Indiana and Illinois in the historic election year of 2018. The film features the unprecedented successful campaign of U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 14th district Congresswomen Lauren Underwood, the youngest black women to serve in congress.
Representative Underwood will broadcast live from her district and be joined in conversation with filmmakers Hannah Rosenzweig and Wendy Sachs to discuss the possibilities for women’s political participation in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 election.
This program will take place online on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar at least one hour in advance of the program.
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This program is part of our series Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote.
Generations of women fought by protesting and picketing before the 19th Amendment, passed on August 26, 1920, gave them the constitutional right to vote. Jane Addams, co-founder of Chicago's Hull-House, advocated strongly for women's suffrage. Join us in recognizing the determination and complexity of the people who fought for the right to vote when we partner with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Arlington Heights Public Library District, Aurora Public Library and Gail Borden Public Library District to showcase these events.
Click here to see a full listing of our virtual programs and exhibits celebrating the centennial anniversary of women's right to vote.