WMHT's "The Vote" Screening

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June 30, 2020
6:30pm Eastern Time
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New Clips and New Panelists.

Join WMHT for a lively discussion and screening of clips from the upcoming American Experience documentary "The Vote".

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

WMHT's screening will consist of two clips from the American Experience's upcoming documentary, "The Vote".

An informative discussion, Q/A opportunity will follow the screening.

A leading scholar in the area of women's suffrage, Laurie Kozakiewicz, Ph.D and leadership with the League of Women Voters of New York State will be our panelists.

The conversation will be moderated by Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of The Saratogian and member of the Women's Press Club of New York State.

Video Descriptions

The Vote Introduction by Susan Bellows, Acting Executive Producer of American Experience

Susan Bellows, Acting Executive Producer of American Experience welcomes you to this virtual screening and discussion of The Vote.

Upping the Ante | The Vote | American Experience


Jailed for Freedom | The Vote | American Experience


140 minutes


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    WMHT Public Media, located in New York State's Capital Region, serving Eastern New York and Western New England, is the only locally owned, nonprofit, multichannel public communications organization that reaches beyond the traditional broadcasting model to act as a leader by convening arts, culture, learning and civic interests. WMHT focuses on Community, Culture and Connections by providing entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media, and educational services.


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    Barbara Lombardo


    The moderator for our discussion this evening is Barbara Lombardo, who teaches journalism at the University at Albany. She is the former executive editor of The Saratogian and The Record, leaving the newspapers in 2015 after a career that spanned nearly four decades. Barbara is a frequent panelist on WAMC’s The Media Project radio show. She is a member of the Women’s Press Club of New York State board, Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, and the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County. She is a past president of the New York Press Associated Press Association and recently completed her tenure on the board of the New York Newspaper Publishers Foundation. She earned state and national awards for her editorials and column. She now writes on her blog, Done with Deadlines, as a way to continue to share her thoughts about a free press and other issues.

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    Laurie Kozakiewicz, Ph. D.


    Laurie Kozakiewicz, Ph.D. is Lecturer of History at University at Albany and the History Liaison for University in the High School Program. She specializes in the history of women in politics. She has lectured widely on women’s suffrage, including Susan B. Anthony’s 1873 trial for voting illegally. She is currently completing a manuscript for SUNY Press on women in New York State politics from the first generation after suffrage to the present.

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    Dare Thompson, League of Women Voters of New York State


    Dare Thompson has a BA in English Literature from Swarthmore College and a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) from Oberlin College. After beginning her work life as a teacher, she then spent a quarter century as executive director of several arts organizations. Her primary volunteer activity since 1972 has been with the League of Women Voters, including service as the state president in Rhode Island, first vice president in Ohio, and two stints on the New York state board, most recently as president (2015-19). She has also been president of four local Leagues – Swarthmore, PA; Delaware County, OH; Utica-Rome, NY; and the Mid Hudson Region, NY. She currently represents the League on the NY Women’s Suffrage Commission chaired by Lt. Gov.Kathy Hochul. The League grew directly out of the suffrage organization a century ago and is its living legacy. Dare is also an active volunteer with the Quakers, both locally and more widely though the New York Yearly Meeting. She is particularly proud of the role of Quakers in launching the U.S. women’s suffrage movement right here in New York and for their civil rights and peace activism.

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    Ryan C. Jones


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