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Film to celebrate women’s right to vote

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This October marks the centennial anniversary of women earning the right to vote in California. To commemorate this milestone, the Friends of the Roseville Library will host a free screening of the movie “Iron Jawed Angels” at 1 p.m. today at the Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive, in Roseville. The 2004 movie stars Hilary Swank and Angelica Houston and showcases a group of women who go through many personal sacrifices to fight for the right to vote, said Jamie Findley of the City of Roseville Department of Parks, Recreation and Libraries,. After the show, there will be a short discussion about how everything was portrayed in the film, Findley said. “What does it make you think of when you realize that 100 years ago women were just gaining some rights?” Findley asked. On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Martha Riley Library will host a fashion show and living history of the suffrage era. California State Capital Museum docents will dress in period clothing and act out skits debating California Constitutional Amendment 8, which granted women the right to vote. For more information about these events, visit www.roseville.ca.us/library. ~ Toby Lewis