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Finish the Fight!

August 13th, 2020
Categories: Adults, Personal Enrichment, Personal Enrichment, Reading, Writing, and Storytelling, Reading, Writing, and Storytelling, Seniors
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One of the silver linings of the pandemic is that many programs and classes have become accessible to far beyond their intended geographical reach. Museums all over the world are offering virtual programs and tours. Educational organizations are expanding their free and low-cost classes and putting them online.

One of the most exciting programs coming to a computer near you is a free virtual performance of “Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote.” This performance was commissioned by the New York Times.

The play goes beyond familiar figures to focus on the Black, Asian, Latinx, Native American and queer women who spearheaded the suffrage movement in the United States. Though the theatre piece includes invented vignettes among the five women, the events of their lives, and their accomplishments, are real.

“Finish the Fight” premieres at 7 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, August 18, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The performance is available for free to viewers who R.S.V.P. in advance. (Real-time captioning is available for this event.)