Skip to main content
Intellect

Film "Jeannette Rankin" to be screened at BYU Nov. 10

The Women's Research Institute at Brigham Young University will show the film “Jeannette Rankin” Thursday, Nov. 10, at noon in B132 Joseph Fielding Smith Building.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

The film profiles the life of Jeannette Rankin through interviews, original newsreels and photographs.

Born on a ranch in Montana in 1880, Rankin was one of the first women to be elected to a parliamentary body, and she eventually became legislative secretary of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Rankin started her professional career as a schoolteacher and social worker, but then became involved in politics and became the first woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.

With controversial views on World War I, trade union rights, equal pay and birth-control, she lost her Republican Senate nomination in 1918. After the war, Rankin successfully campaigned for independent citizenship, Maternity and Infancy Protection Act, Independent Citizenship and Child Labor Amendment. She was also active in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the National Council for the Prevention of War.

The Women’s Studies Film Series presents films addressing women’s issues every other Thursday at noon in B132 JFSB, alternating with the Women’s Studies Colloquium, a scholarly forum on women’s issues and research.

For more information about the Women’s Research Institute’s Film Series or Colloquium, please contact Joanali Evans at (801) 422-4605.

Writer: Angela Fischer

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

Q&A with President Reese on “strengthening the student experience”

February 23, 2024
In this Q&A series with President Reese, he shares more about the seven initiatives he shared in his 2023 inaugural response and how they apply to BYU employees.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Life and Breath: Interdisciplinary BYU team travels to Nepal to study health effects of air pollution

February 21, 2024
An interdisciplinary BYU team recently came together to conduct a research study in Nepal, aiming to measure brick workers’ exposure to pollutants and to assess their respiratory health. The eventual goal is to determine what information, technology and strategies they can develop with the Nepali people to help them improve their well-being.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

The NSF wants to pay tuition, rent and much more for BYU Cybersecurity students

February 14, 2024
The NSF recently awarded the cybersecurity program within the BYU Electrical & Computer Engineering department with a five-year, $3.7 million grant called the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service. BYU is one of only six schools nationwide to receive the award this year, which recognizes students with technical talent, moral integrity, leadership, and second language skills.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=