Hard Won. Not Done

 

The case for equal voice for women — indeed for all citizens — was won in 1920 at enormous cost and sacrifice by women and men from Iowa and the nation. Yet even a casual glance at today’s headlines — voter disenfranchisement and suppression, equal representation in politics and business — reveals how much more remains to be done.

This spring, explore the history and current issues surrounding voting rights through special events, reading lists, and more.

 

Statewide Kickoff Event

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11:30am - 6:30pm
Iowa State University’s Memorial Union

For more information, click here.

"Hard Won. Not Done" Logo

A commemoration of the 100-Year Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment from an Iowa Perspective 

 

See events throughout Iowa and other resources at the website for the statewide program here.

"Hard Won. Not Done" Library Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Film & Discussion -- Suffragette

January 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., History/Genealogy, Movie
Program Details:
Title -- Suffragette (2015) 1hr 40m An intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement in Britain, women from all classes who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an inc...


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Your Historians

February 18, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Topic -- Carrie Chapman Catt and the Nineteenth Amendment Presenter -- Crystal Brandenburgh Hear free, fascinating lectures by faculty of ISU's Department of History. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa Stat...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

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International Women's Day

March 7, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., Special Event
Program Details:
Join our annual celebration of International Women’s Day at the Library and reflect on this year’s theme,  #EachforEqual. ISU Theatre will perform Heroic Stories featuring scenes from the 2019-2020 “HERoic” season, which presents shows advocat...


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View from the Margins Book Discussion Group

March 8, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Hard Won. Not Done.
Program Details:
Title -- Divided We Stand by Marjorie Spruill Check out this book discussion group exploring social and cultural topics through the lens of fiction and nonfiction. The goal is to encourage deep reflection and nuanced discussion about h...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

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Film & Discussion -- One Woman, One Vote

March 9, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., History/Genealogy, Movie
Program Details:
Title -- One Woman, One Vote (1995) 2hr This PBS documentary is a sweeping look at the women’s suffrage movement, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s famous Seneca Falls call to arms to the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

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Ames History Museum Lecture Series

March 25, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., Presentation
Program Details:
Topic -- "Leading the Charge for the 19th Amendment" Presenter -- Diana B. Carlin, professor emerita of communication at Saint Louis University The 80-year campaign for suffrage may have started in Seneca Falls, New York, but many of the early ...


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Author Event: Marjorie J. Spruill

April 5, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., Presentation
Program Details:
Book -- Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politic Presenter -- Marjorie J. Spruill Join us for an afternoon with author Marjorie J. Spruill. A historian, Spruill is well ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing, Hard Won. Not Done., History/Genealogy
Program Details:
Pioneer Room, Memorial Union, Iowa State University Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Ames/Story County 19th Amendment Centennial Committee. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.   ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

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Frances Perkins - A Powerful Influence

May 13, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Experience the behind the scenes influence Frances Perkins had on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal in this first-person re-enactment by Phyllis Schrag.   ...


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