A viewing and discussion of the film Suffragettes in Silent Cinema will be taking place this Saturday, June 21st, in the Forum of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The panel will include Melissa Messina, curator of Votes for Women, writer and television producer Coline Jenkins, and the creator of the film, Dr. Kay Sloan. Premiered in 2003, Suffragettes in Silent Cinema includes propagandizing clips from silent films showing women engaging in extreme activities such as abandoning their babies and stealing bicycles in their pursuit of suffrage. This feminist, for one, cannot wait to see the fear of women’s empowerment so outrageously portrayed in these early films!
Jessie recently completed her BA in Art History at Brooklyn College. Since she moved to Brooklyn from Gainesville, Florida in 2005, she has embraced the cold weather by creating and marketing knitwear of her own original design. She is also a collaborative musician and recently lent her abilities to the White Wave Dance Festival of 2007 in DUMBO. Jessie is excited to begin her career in art history here at the Brooklyn Museum as a curatorial intern for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.