Film: 7:00PM ET Discussion: 8:00PM ET
Guest: Sarah Silkey, author of Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activist
Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison reads selections from Wells' memoirs and other writings in this winner of more than 20 film festival awards.
Join us for a viewing of the film followed by a discussion of Ida B. Wells' work and how it relates to today's issues surrounding discrimination and racial justice with author, Sarah Silkey. Silkey is the author of Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism. Conversation will focus on how major themes in the life and legacy of Ida B. Wells correspond to the mission and vision of the League of Women Voters and a greater call to action.
Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County
This event is part of Equality Week 2020, a larger program celebrating the Centennial of the League of Women Voters and the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Learn more about other events, including panel discussions, community conversations, book discussions, film screenings, workshops, and advocacy opportunities here. Tickets may be purchased separately for each event or as a package for the entire week. Sponsorships are also available.
Equality Week 2020 Package $75.00
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Ida B. Wells Film & Author Talk- Single Event Access $10