The Vote: Preview & Panel Discussion

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July 1, 2020
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PBS Utah and Better Days 2020 welcome you to our exclusive preview and panel discussion!

This segment of The Vote from American Experience, is called "The Parade."

As the curtain opens on 1913, the nucleus of the woman suffrage movement had already begun

to shift from New York City to Washington D.C. Alice Paul, a well-educated, driven

Quaker of the suffrage movement's third generation, had arrived in DC with the intention of “spurring national attention and action.”

At a time when national protests were almost non-existent, Paul wrangles a permit to stage a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, the symbolic conduit of American political power. The attacks by men on the non-violent marchers garner headlines and put suffrage on the map in a brand-new way.

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The Parade | The Vote | American Experience

30min 56sec


  • Moderator Avatar
    Laura Durham


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    Liz Adeola


    Liz Adeola will be moderating the discussion this evening following the film. Liz Adeola is an Emmy Award-winning journalist at PBS Utah. Liz is the host and producer of two PBS Utah series, This Is Utah and Utah Insight. She spent more than a decade producing, reporting, and anchoring television news at stations around the country. Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Liz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and a Master of Science degree in Communication with dual concentrations of Advertising and Public Relations from Purdue University. Liz has lived in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and now Utah. Liz’s passion for telling stories comes from her drive to learn something new every day. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, the National Association of Black Journalists, National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

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    Emma Houston


    Emma E. Houston hails from Texas, lived in Florida for 10 years and has been a resident of Utah since 1986. As an educator, consultant and motivational speaker, Emma holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Emma is passionate about sharing her collaborative skills, diverse connections and enjoys working with all communities to help enhance knowledge regarding the importance of diversity, inclusion, equity, and access. As a trained facilitator to lead conversations throughout the community, she helps to create spaces for authenticity, deep connections, and accountable actions. She currently works for Salt Lake County as Training Development Facilitator where she focuses on internal I.D.E.A. initiatives. Emma volunteers and serves on various local boards and commissions and was appointed by the Governor as chair for the MLK Human Rights Commission and recently asked to serve on the Utah COVID-19 Task Force.

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    Rebecca de Schweinitz


    Dr. de Schweinitz graduated with a BA in history from BYU in 1992. After coordinating the work of student interns at the Utah state capital, teaching English in Japan for a year, and working in special collections at the Claude Moore Health Science Library at the University of Virignia, School of Medicine, Dr. de Schweinitz completed an MA in history at the University of Virginia in 1997 and received her PhD in history from UVA in 2004. Professor de Schweinitz hails from Fairbanks, Alaska and lives with her husband, Peter, who works in community health and family medicine, and three children in Provo, Utah. She enjoys researching and writing about youth activism, teaching, running and other outdoor activities, as well as all things chocolate.

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    Katherine Kitterman


    Katherine Kitterman is the Historical Director for Better Days 2020, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing Utah women's history. She is the co-author of two recent books about the history of women's voting rights in Utah: Champions of Change: 25 Women who Made History, and Thinking Women: A Timeline of Suffrage in Utah. Katherine is also a Ph.D. candidate at American University. Her dissertation analyzes the rhetoric of women's struggle for suffrage in nineteenth-century Utah, highlighting the two-way connection between suffragists in West and East.

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