March 30, 2021, 5:00pm-6:00pm Panel Discussion
A link to view the documentary film Citizens at Last prior to the panel will be provided to those who registered for the event.
Ever wonder what the fight for women's suffrage really looked like? Join the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at Texas Woman's University (TWU) for a panel and screening of the film Citizens at Last: Texas Women and the Fight for Justice. Filmmaker Nancy Schiesari and Producer Ellen Temple will talk about the making of the film, their inspiration, and their craft. In addition, Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, TWU, will moderate a renowned panel of experts including Dr. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Texas A&M University, Commerce, and Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez, University of Texas, San Antonio, to discuss the intriguing aspects of the Texas suffrage movement.
Citizens at Last is a documentary film that tells the story of the grit, persistence, and tactical smarts of the Texas women who organized, demonstrated, and won the vote for women. Citizens at Last follows the early days of organizing, explores the strategic role Texas suffragists played in the national movement, and exposes the pro-Jim Crow policies of the anti-suffragists who stood in their way. Citizens at Last is the first documentary film that tells the story of the grit, persistence, and tactical smarts of the Texas women who organized, demonstrated, and won the vote for women.
Moderator: Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, Program Director and Associate Professor of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University
Dr. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities and History at Texas A&M University, Commerce, and Project Director for the Handbook of Texas Women
Dr. Gabriela González, Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow
Nancy Schiesari, MFA, Producer, Director, Writer- Citizens at Last, professor in production in the Radio –Television and Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin.
Ellen Temple, MA, Producer- Citizens at Last, Publisher of Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas
ABOUT THE FILM: https://www.citizensatlastfilm.com/
Upon registration, the following will be emailed to all participants:
-Link to view the documentary film Citizens at Last (For the best experience, the film should be viewed prior to the panel)
- Zoom webinar link for March 30, 5:00pm-6:00pm, panel
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizens-at-last-texas-women-and-the-fight-for-justice-panel-film-tickets-136828546867