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Justice Bell Foundation 2020 © 

Past Events

2019

January 12, 2019: Conshohocken, PA

Conshohocken Free Library

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the little-known story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Conshohocken Free Library
301 Fayette St, Conshohocken, PA 19428

January 15, 2019: Philadelphia

This Is It TV with Cheldin Barlatt Rumer

A live interview with Amanda Owen

10:30 am

This Is It TV

January 24, 2019: Haverford, PA

Ardmore Rotary Club

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the little-known story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Merion Cricket Club, 325 Montgomery Avenue, Haverford, PA

March 7, 2019: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Colonial Middle School event

Justice Project introduction to the 8th grade class

The Justice Bell Foundation is sponsoring this project and will award six students prizes for their creativity, understanding, and representation of justice, based on their knowledge of the Justice bell and the women's suffrage movement.

Awards will be given. Date TBA

See information about last year's event here: Justice Project

March 25, 2019: Berwyn, PA

Easttown  Library

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the little-known story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Place: 720 First Ave., Berwyn, PA  19312

March 26, 2019: Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Free Library

An event with four speakers celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020

We will be talking about the Justice bell and will show our new trailer for our documentary Finding Justice

Place: Parkway Central location

1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sold Out

April 11, 2019

Radnor League of Women Voters

Presentation for the board

1:00 pm

Private event

May 6, 2019: Bryn Mawr, PA

Ludington Library

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the untold story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Place: 5 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

May 29, 2019: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Colonial Middle School

Justice Project Awards Ceremony

The Justice Bell Foundation awards ten students for their creativity, understanding, and representation of justice, based on their knowledge of the Justice Bell and the women's suffrage movement. Their art will be featured at the Brandywine River Museum in 2020.

Private invitation only

See information about last year's event here: Justice Project

June 19: Harrisburg, PA

Board members Michele Stingle, Mingo Stroeber and Amanda Owen traveled to Harrisburg at the invitation of PA Rep. Leanne Krueger for the introduction of Resolution 405 that honored the Justice Bell and its maker Katharine Wentworth Ruschenberger.  Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger commemorated the centennial of the of the commonwealth’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees women the right to vote.

June 25, 2019: Blue Bell, PA 

Wissahickon Valley Public Library

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the untold story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage

Time: 7 pm to 8:00 pm

650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

 

August 13 to 25: Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Historic Landmark Building

118-128 N Broad St., Philadelphia

Exhibition: The replica Justice Bell

The replica Justice Bell will be on display from August 13 through August 26th

August 26, 2019: Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Historic Landmark Building

118-128 N Broad St., Philadelphia

Event: Reception and debut of the replica Justice Bell

5 to 7 pm

No RSVP necessary

September 8, 2019: King of Prussia, PA

National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs/PA Chapter

Valley Forge Casino Hotel 

King of Prussia, PA

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the untold story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage

This is a private event.

October 6, 2019: Selinsgrove, PA

Sharon Lutheran Church

120 South Market Street, Selinsgrove, PA

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the untold story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage

3:00 pm

This program is open to the public

November 6, 2019: Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University

Be the Change: The Road to Equality

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, returns to Thomas Jefferson University to facilitate a special event for the Leadership LIVE leadership development program that includes a screening of the women's right's film Equal Means Equal and followup discussion. 

This is a private event.

Past Events

2018

February 11, 2018: Strafford, PA

The Tredyffrin Public Library

The Justice Bell Foundation presents the little-known story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage. 

Time: 2 to 3 pm

Place: Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Rd, Strafford, PA 19087

March 9, 2018: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Colonial Middle School Event
Women’s History Month will be recognized differently this year at a middle school in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.  Colonial Middle School (CMS) 8th grade students have a chance to demonstrate, in a project of their choice, what JUSTICE means to them and how the symbols of the past, such as the Justice Bell, represent justice today.  


On March 9th, Amanda Owen will visit the 8th grade CMS’s history classes and present the story of the Justice Bell, and discuss how through perseverance, determination, and sheer will, women, such as Katharine Wentworth Ruschenberger and many others, worked tirelessly for justice, and finally got the right to vote, nearly 100 years ago. 


Michele Stingle, 8th grade English teacher and JBF’s Education Director, along with Jennifer McCracken, 8th grade History teacher, will discuss with the students how social change occurs. When young people decide that something is not right with society, and they do something about it, movements happen. They march. They write. They sing. And in this case, the Plymouth Meeting 8th grade students will create projects, varying from letters written to their local representatives to 3-D printer models, to demonstrate their understanding of justice while recognizing the importance of the efforts of the women who paved the way. 


The Justice Bell Foundation is sponsoring this project and will award six students prizes for their creativity, understanding, and representation of justice. Awards will be given on May 3rd at the William Jeanes Library in Lafayette Hill, PA.
 

March 19, 2018: Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Free Library

Time's Up! The Women's Movement: Successes, Lessons Learned and How We Can Move Forward Together

The Justice Bell Foundation, the Walnut Club, and the Philadelphia Free Library host a presentation about women's equality from suffrage to the present. The evening includes a short film and panel and group discussion.

Place: Parkway Central location

Skylight Room

1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Time: 6 to 8:00 pm

The event is free but since seating is limited, please register here: Time's Up!

March 27, 2018: Philadelphia, PA

Presentation for Thomas Jefferson University

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation gives a presentation  for a Women's History Month event featuring a dinner and showing of the women's right's film Equal Means Equal.

The event begins at 5:30 pm

April 19, 2018: Newtown Square, PA

The Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn Rotary Club

Presentation: The Justice Bell Story

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the little-known story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage. 

Time: 6:15 pm

Place: Aronimink Golf Club, 3600 St. David’s Road, Newtown Square, PA

May 3, 2018: Lafayette Hill PA

William Jeans Library

Presentation: The Justice Bell Story

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the little-known story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage.  After the presentation, the Justice Bell Foundation will give awards to 8th grade students from Colonial Middle School for their  creative projects based on the question "What Does Justice Mean to Me?"

Time: 6 pm

 

May 10: Glen Mills, PA

Rachel Kohl Community Library

Presentation: The Justice Bell Story

Mingo Stroeber, Creative Projects Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, presents the little-known story of the Justice Bell and its role in the struggle for women's suffrage. 

6 to 7 pm

687 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342

November 7, 2018: Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University

Be the Change: The Road to Equality

5 pm to 7:30 pm

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, returns to Thomas Jefferson University to facilitate a special event for the Leadership LIVE leadership development program that includes a screening of the women's right's film Equal Means Equal and followup discussion. 

2017

 

December 6, 2017: Paoli, PA

Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line

Presentation: The Story of the Justice Bell

Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation presents the story of how a one-ton bronze bell became a celebrated icon of the women's suffrage movement.

Place: Waynesborough Country Club

Time: 7 AM breakfast meeting

November 9, 2017: Philadelphia, PA

Ellevate Philadelphia  and the Philadelphia History Museum host the Justice Bell Foundation and the award-winning documentary “Equal Means Equal” for an evening of networking and a panel and group discussion to follow the film.

Location: Philadelphia History Museum

The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with a social hour with refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, and networking. Prior to the screening we will present our short video about the Justice Bell. View trailer and purchase tickets.

September 2017

Marcelline Krafchick and Carole Haas Gravano have joined the Justice Bell Foundation Advisory Board.

May 17, 2017: Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia premiere of award-winning film EQUAL MEANS EQUAL

The Justice Bell Foundation will join the Walnut Club and New Century Trust to present the film Equal Means Equal at the New Century Trust building at 1307 Locust St in Philadelphia. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with a social hour with refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, and networking. Prior to the screening we will present our short video about the Justice Bell.

This event is sold out.

March 31, 2017

Mingo Stroeber, board member and Creative Projects Director, has created a special fund in honor of her maternal grandmother, Florence Worsham Harnly, a life-long member of the St Alban Chapter of the Eastern Star and an early Philadelphia suffragist who, in 1915, marched in a parade down Broad Street to obtain the right to vote for Pennsylvania women. 

Donations to this fund will be used for historical research for our documentary, Finding Justice. You may choose to designate your tax deductible contribution directly to this fund. Learn more here: Florence Worsham Harnly Fund

February 11, 2017: Valley Forge, PA

Today we filmed Doug Gefvert, the carillonneur at the Washington Memorial Chapel where the Justice Bell resides, to learn historical information about the bell.  He also showed us where the bell sat in the woods for decades. We are looking forward to showing you this important part of American history. Our first five-minute video will be finished soon.

January 21, 2017: Moorestown, NJ

Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, Amanda Owen,  and JBF videographer, Emily Galleazzi, attended the Alice Paul birthday party showing of the film Equal Means Equal. The event was sponsored by the Alice Paul Institute. We hope to sponsor a screening of this powerful film in the spring.

January 20, 2017: Philadelphia, PA

Justice Bell Foundation board members, and videographer, Emily Galleazzi, spent the day at the Women's March in Philadelphia joining the rally and getting footage for the Justice Bell Foundation film.

January 11, 2017: Ardmore, PA

The Justice Bell Foundation was out and about today doing "people on the street" interviews for our documentary about the bell. Everyone we spoke to was excited about this project. Our short video will be shown at the May 17, 2017 film screening of Equal Means Equal.

2016

August 30: Philadelphia, PA

Amanda Owen, executive director of the Justice Bell Foundation will give opening remarks to introduce the story of the Justice Bell for the event: Celebrating Women's Equality Day with Suffragette Film Screening, cosponsored by the Walnut Club and New Century Trust.

Information here: Celebrate

September 12: Philadelphia, PA

Amanda Owen, executive director of the Justice Bell Foundation, has been invited to attend a special meeting convened and chaired by Tracy Davidson on behalf of Vision 2020 to discuss plans for the celebration of the 19th Amendment centennial in 2020.

September 19: West Chester, PA

Justice Bell Foundation board members will meet with representatives of the Washington Memorial Chapel Foundation, the League of Women Voters, and the Chester County Historical Society to discuss plans for the Justice Bell's participation in the 2020 19th Amendment centennial celebrations in Philadelphia.

November 3: Philadelphia, PA

Disrupting the Patriarchy: Leveraging a Collective Voice

Community College of Philadelphia Great Hall, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

6 pm to 9 pm

Amanda Owen is co-facilitating this event, sponsored by Ellevate Philadelphia and the Walnut Club. Join 80 women in this working session. We will be creating a working platform around key issues impacting women today and in the future including health care, affordable child care, voting rights, pay parity and the role of the media in the coverage of the presidential campaign. Information here: Disrupt

November 11: Upper Darby, PA

We support Patrice Banks, owner of a woman-owned business, Girls Auto Clinic and Repair Shop, in Upper Darby, PA. and helped her celebrate the opening of her new business.

December: Filmmaker interviews

We are hard at work interviewing filmmakers and hope to make a decision soon.