The Darien Library and the League of Women Voters of Darien will sponsor a virtual program and showing of the film, “Songs of the Suffragists ” on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. The 28-minute video examines the history of feminism through lyrics from 1850 - 2020. It will be followed by a moderated discussion of important issues raised in the film. Registration information is at DarienLibrary.org.
With the struggle for passage of the Nineteenth Amendment as a framework , “Songs of the Suffragists” uses music and narrative to present a historical timeline of the impact of a society’s culture on advancing social change. The film suggests that it is a society’s cultural message, as displayed in music, art and theater that must accompany legislative change, if new laws are to be fully supported by the public.