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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women’s right to vote.

To celebrate that milestone of democracy, the School of Stage and Screen has assembled a team of women to present Rosemary H. Knower’s “Failure is Impossible”. The short script is taken from Congressional and other public records, commemorating the fight for women’s suffrage. “Failure is Impossible” has an all-female cast of performers, and an entirely female film crew from the Film and Television Production Program in the School of Stage and Screen.
In addition, the virtual celebration of this anniversary includes a welcome by past Friends of the Arts Board Chair, Connie Haire, perspectives on civic engagement by WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Junior HK Wall, and a history lesson from WCU Alumna Brooke Keling focused on the lives of four famous NC suffragettes. The event, co-produced by Vision Cashiers and Western Carolina University, will be made available to school systems for free to utilizes as a online learning asset focused on civics.
This event will premiere on Facebook and Youtube on October 29 at 7:30PM. It will then be available on-demand on Facebook, Youtube, or the WCU website.

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