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UNLADYLIKE2020: Screening & Community Conversation

Thursday, December 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad St, Providence

Please join us for a research presentation on Rhode Islanders Sissieretta Jones and Annie Smith Peck and a sneak peek screening of the first episode of UNLADYLIKE2020.

UNLADYLIKE2020 is a transmedia series featuring extraordinary, unsung women who changed America at the turn of the 20th century, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in 2020.

This event includes:
- Research presentation by series creator Charlotte Mangin on Sissieretta Jones and Annie Smith Peck, two remarkable women from Rhode Island history
- Screening of the UNLADYLIKE2020 trailer and a sneak peek of the first episode in the series, which tells the story of aviator Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman pilot
- Panel discussion with Charlotte Mangin, Hannah Kimberley, author of A Woman’s Place Is at the Top, a biography of Annie Smith Peck, Morgan Grefe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Ray Rickman, Executive Director and Robb Dimmick, Programming Director at Stages of Freedom, moderated by Christina Bevilacqua, Programs & Exhibitions Director at the Providence Public Library
- Community conversation about women’s history, African American history, Rhode Island history, and women’s empowerment
- Refreshments

This is a free event and all are welcome. TO RSVP: https://bit.ly/2Du4hrK

For more information on UNLADYLIKE2020, please go to: https://www.unladylike2020.com/

This project is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

Thank you to our partners: Providence Public Library, Southside Cultural Center, and Stages of Freedom.