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Virtual Screening & Discussion | SURGE (2020)

Saturday, October 3

Join CHM and presenting partners Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and DuSable Museum of African American History for a free screening and discussion of the new documentary film SURGE (2020).

How do we create a pipeline for female candidates in the future? How do we encourage more women to run for political office and broaden support for women candidates? SURGE follows three candidates in Texas, Indiana, and Illinois who each were looking to flip their Congressional district from Republican to Democrat in 2018, including Lauren Underwood, US Representative for Illinois’s 14th district, who is the youngest Black woman to serve in Congress.

Filmmakers Hannah Rosenzweig and Wendy Sachs will be in conversation following the screening to discuss the possibilities for women’s political participation in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 elections.

This event is FREE. Please RSVP to receive the link to the online discussion.

This program supports Jane Adams Hull-House Museum’s current exhibitions that commemorate the 100th anniversary in 2020 of women’s right to vote: Why Women Should Vote and True Peace: the Presence of Justice (September 19, 2019–May 31, 2020).

This event is presented in partnership with Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Aurora Public Library, Gail Borden Public Library, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, and Schaumburg Township District Library.

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