ALL PRESENTATIONS CAN BE DELIVERED AS A KEYNOTE, LECTURE, WORKSHOP OR PANEL DISCUSSION
2020 Programs Are Virtual
The Justice Bell Foundation was founded in 2016 with a mission to reclaim women's history and promote voter participation. To fulfill our mission, we offer a variety of programs and events.
A replica Justice Bell. We commissioned this public art project in partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. The replica Justice Bell travels to institutions, museums, and organizations. Our mission is to educate the public about this lost icon of the women's suffrage movement and the women who fought for voting rights. Presentations by Amanda Owen, our Executive Director and filmmaker, are offered with all Justice Bell residencies.
School programs that introduce children to the story of the women's suffrage movement. These programs include the film, study guide and suggested art projects.
Presentations for adults. Below are suggested topics that can be tailored to meet the needs of your group.
Finding Justice: The Untold Story of Women's Fight for the Vote
A 19-minute documentary that tells the story of a band of intrepid women and their one-ton bronze bell that became a celebrated icon of the women's suffrage movement. The screening is followed by a panel discussion or Q&A with Amanda Owen, the filmmaker and Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation. See the trailer and learn more here: Finding Justice
The Justice Bell's Role in Women’s Fight for the Vote
Amanda Owen presents the inspiring story of how a bronze bell became a celebrated symbol of the women’s suffrage movement. The creation of suffragists in Pennsylvania who were agitating for the right to vote, the Justice Bell helped rally support around the cause in the last crucial years leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Rebels, Organizers, Nomads and Scribes: The Unsung Heroes of Women’s Fight for the Vote
Leaders of the women’s suffrage movement have recently received long-overdue attention due to the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020. But the people behind the scenes are just as worthy of acknowledgment. They collectively made up the engine that drives any undertaking. After all, someone has to make copies, take pictures, schedule events, protest in the streets, march in parades, create products, lobby legislators, send letters, raise money, write articles, etc. etc. In this presentation, Amanda Owen discusses the women’s suffrage movement from the perspective of the foot soldiers who worked behind the scenes and discusses how their successes and sacrifices have a direct impact on the rights you enjoy today.
The Road to Equality: Successes, Lessons Learned, and How We Can Move Forward Together
Do you know that women still do not have equal rights under the United States Constitution? Please join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Equal Means Equal. Following the film, Amanda Owen leads a panel or group discussion.
The History of Voting Rights in the United States: Who, When, Where, and How
Is voting a right or privilege? Who got the vote and when? Who still does not have it, and what is being done to extend voting rights to all Americans? Amanda Owen discusses the fraught history of the fight for the vote from the founding of America to current initiatives to extend voting rights to all Americans.