CMC-Leadville plans to celebrate the centennial of the passage of women’s suffrage in Colorado starting this week.

On Friday, Nov. 8, during the lunch hour (noon to 1 p.m.), the Rocky Mountain PBS special on suffrage in Colorado will be streaming in the Coronado Cafe.

That evening, the celebration will continue with the film “Chisholm ‘72: Unbought and Unbossed” (2004). The film chronicles Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 presidential bid. She was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties.

She went on to serve seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a constant voice for gender and racial equality.

The college will continue to celebrate women in film throughout the month of November in the International Film Series, Fridays at 6 p.m. in the Climax Building KW Room.

The series is $10. Community members can register for the class online at https://coloradomtn.edu/community-education/classes/ or call Kelli McCall for more information at (719) 486-4207.

These films will be shown in November:

Nov. 15 – “The Punk Singer” (2003) is a documentary about the feminist and punk singer Kathleen Hanna. She was a central figure in the riot grrrl movement. Hanna wanted the story of punk to be told from the female perspective, and that is what this film does.

Nov. 22 – “Maiden” (2018) is the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who becomes the skipper of the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World sailing race in 1989.

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