The news at Wild West Women films is all about women in STEM. But we are still out there with California Women Win the Vote and getting ready for the Centennial.

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News to come about Inez Milholland, who gave her life for women’s suffrage.

1916, Los Angeles.  After 52 speaking engagements in less than 30 days, Inez Milholland, sweetheart and beauty of the suffrage movement,  collapsed on stage in Blanchard Hall.  She died a few days later. Her untimely death gave renewed energy and momentum to the American women’s battle for the ballot. 

 

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Inez Milholland, on horseback,  leads the New York Suffrage March, 1912.


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Production begins on new STEM film with interviews in New York

At the 4th Annual STEMINISM forum, in New York City, we filmed Dr. Meg Urry, Yale Professor of Astrophysics and President of the American Astronomical Society. Her keynote speech focused on the need for more women in the STEM fields, as she also addressed what barriers and biases have kept women out of the “hard Sciences,” like Physics. Martha also interviewed author Vivian Gornick, whose pioneer book Women in Science profiled isolated women scientists and revealed their honest experiences in a male-dominated world.

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Another screening of California Women Win The Vote

At the Santa Monica Women’s Club. (California Women’s Clubs were prominent in the California Suffrage victory.) We’ve been on the road with California Women Win the Vote for more than two years. We like to think of it as laying the groundwork for the 2020 Centennial Celebration in Washington, DC.

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At the State House in Sacramento for Centennial Celebration

It was a great day at the State Capitol, where women from all over the state gathered to celebrate, to honor, and to mix with our state legislatures and to enjoy the beautiful exhibit of suffrage memorabilia in the State House Lobby and the State Archives. Our film was highlighted in a local theatre.

 At-the-State-House-in-Sacramento-for-Centennial-Celebration(l to r: Lyn Kupferman, Sandra Farha, Jane Guthrie)


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Cast and crew screening of California Women Win the Vote at The Autry

Donors and friends joined our cast and crew for the premiere screening at The Autry Museum in Griffith Park, September 2011.

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(l to r: Melanie Jones, Martha Wheelock, Amy Simon, Maggie McCollester)