Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 7:00p -
Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Acadmey Street
Arlington, MA 02476
Art, Film, History, Kid Friendly, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Join the ACA for a free virtual screening of the documentary “Borderland, The Documentary: The Life and Times of Blanche Ames” and Q&A session with the filmmakers.
This event is FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend. Please register for this event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdeGopzkoHte4L-iKQcjoes2MRkQwyXr1
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, the Arlington Center for the Arts and the League of Women Voters of Arlington, MA are pleased to be presenting a free virtual screening of the documentary “Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames” . It is a 55-minute documentary that chronicles the life of a woman who was born in the 19th century, worked to change the 20th century, and whose wisdom still resonates in the 21st century.
Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969) was an artist, an activist, a builder, an inventor, a birth control maverick, and a leader of the woman suffrage movement in Massachusetts. She was a woman of privilege who was not afraid to shock polite society. Her name doesn’t appear in most American history books. This, too, is part of her story.
This event is part of our exhibition program Created Equal, which is currently on display at the Arlington Center for the Arts and features a selection of reproductions of political cartoons create by Blanche Ames in 1915.