In celebration of Women's Equality Day 2018, Breaking the Bronze Ceiling will present a special one-night-only screening of “Suffragette,” a historical period drama film at the historic Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. A donation to Breaking the Bronze Ceiling is suggested. Seating is limited. First come, first served. The movie is rated PG-13.
The event's emcee will be WKYT's award-winning news anchor, Amber Philpott, and the evening will include a special appearance by The Suffrage Choir of Central Kentucky. The occasion is sponsored by Community Trust Bank and the Women's Executive Leadership Development Program (WELD). Donations to support the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling initiative can be made here: https://bluegrass.kimbia.com/btbc.
Women's Equality Day is celebrated each August in the U.S. to commemorate the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920 which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the U.S. on the basis of sex. It was first celebrated in 1973 and is proclaimed each year by the President of the United States.
“We urge people to bring their family, friends, spouse, sisters, daughters, mother and grandmother,” notes Jennifer Mossotti, Chair of Breaking the Bronze Ceiling. “The right to vote is a fundamental cornerstone of our country’s democracy. Women fought—and even died—to gain the right to vote. This year is the 98th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and this special event will help bring attention to this milestone and to the ongoing work of the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling initiative.”
About Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: Breaking the Bronze Ceiling is a campaign to erect a monument to celebrate the history of women in Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky. The goal is to have a monument in place in a prominent downtown Lexington location in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.