UW-Parkside to screen The Divine Order in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Published: February 24, 2020
By: UW-Parkside Marketing & Communications

SOMERS – One hundred years ago, on June 4, 1919, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote. Women living in Switzerland did not gain the right to vote until 51 years later! As part of our celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series is showing The Divine Order (Switzerland, 2017), a serious but lighthearted film about women’s struggle to gain the right to vote in Switzerland. The screening will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, in the UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema, at 900 Wood Road. General admission is $3.

Prior to the film, at 4 p.m., Josef Benson (Associate Professor, English) will lead a discussion about the film. Both the film discussion and screening will be held in the Student Center Cinema.

“The Divine Order crucially underscores how personal experiences almost always help shape, and drive, larger political movements, and how progress isn’t a zero-sum game of continuous woke-ness, but a journey that sometimes drags its champions along with it, whether they’re ready or not.” – Todd Gilchrist, The Wrap

The UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series is a program of the College of Arts and Humanities.

For more information about the Foreign Film Series, visit:

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Media Contact
Norm Cloutier
Professor Emeritus, Economics
Director, Foreign Film Series
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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