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The League of Women Voters of New Castle County invites you to its monthly TED Discussion, Saturday, February 15th. The format is to watch the TED Talk and then discuss the “Ideas Worth Sharing.” Contact Kay Palmer with questions or to RSVP.
The February TED Talk is another opportunity to Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the League of Women Voters. This month’s discussion will be centered around two beautifully crafted animations that depict important elements of the Women’s Movement that led to the founding of the League. The first animation, The Historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington, focuses on the March 3, 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade. This parade was the first mass protest for the women’s right to vote. The animation was written by Michelle Mehrtens, narrated by Christina Greer, with music by Bamm Bamm Wolfgang.
The second animation is The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman, written by Janell Hobson and narrated by Christina Greer. This animation illustrates the bold life of Harriet Tubman, who was born Araminta Ross, or Minty, in Dorchester County Maryland in the early 1820s. She was the fifth of nine children born to her parents coming into this world as chattel slaves. The animation continues through her life as she navigated people through the underground railroad, worked as a Union army nurse, scout, and spy during the Civil War, as well as other contributions to improve the social justice of the time.
The intent of this TED Talk discussion it to consider the past and the work of our foresisters in light of the current day initiatives to further equality and rights.
Join us at our LWVNCC TED viewings to engage in genuine small-group dialogue on important societal issues. Mark this on your calendar – recurring from 1 to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month.