Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
5:30 pm
Blue Wolf Tavern
1295 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Boardman, OH 44512
2019 Holiday Mixer. Holiday Mixer
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Newport Library
3730 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44507
Board Meeting.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Avion on the Water
2177 W Western Reserve Rd #A,
Canfield, OH 44406
Legislative Brunch. Snow date: Saturday, January 25th
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Newport Library
3730 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44507
Board Meeting.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:00 pm
Oak Hill Collaborative
507 Oak Hill Ave
Youngstown, OH 44502
Iron Jawed Angels. IRON JAWED ANGELS recounts for a contemporary audience a key chapter in U.S. history: in this case, the struggle of suffragists who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. Focusing on the two defiant women, Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), the film shows how these activists broke from the mainstream women's-rights movement and created a more radical wing, daring to push the boundaries of political protest to secure women's voting rights in 1920. Breathing life into the relationships between Paul, Burns and others, the movie makes the women feel like complete characters instead of one-dimensional figures from a distant past.

Although the protagonists have different personalities and backgrounds - Alice is a Quaker and Lucy an Irish Brooklynite - they are united in their fierce devotion to women's suffrage. In a country dominated by chauvinism, this is no easy fight, as the women and their volunteers clash with older, conservative activists, particularly Carrie Chapman Catt (Angelica Huston). They also battle public opinion in a tumultuous time of war, not to mention the most powerful men in the country, including President Woodrow Wilson (Bob Gunton). Along the way, sacrifices are made: Alice gives up a chance for love, and colleague Inez Mulholland (Julia Ormond) gives up her life.

The women are thrown in jail, with an ensuing hunger strike making headline news. The women's resistance to being force-fed earns them the nickname "The Iron Jawed Angels." However, it is truly their wills that are made of iron, and their courage inspires a nation and changes it forever.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Newport Library
3730 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44507
Board Meeting.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
5:30
YWCA
25 W Rayen
Youngstown, OH 44503
Women's Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Newport Library
3730 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44507
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
6:00 p.m
  Annual Meeting.