October 22, 2017 program about Inez Milholland in New York City

Darci Tucker performs Upon a White Horse
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

One hundred years ago the women of New York won the right to vote, thanks in part to “the lady on the white horse.” A graduate of the NYU School of Law, Inez Milholland used her looks and her brains to bring attention to the cause of women’s suffrage. Called the “Poster Girl of Radicalism” by the NY Times, this lawyer, war correspondent and outspoken crusader for social justice literally worked herself to death for the cause of women’s suffrage. Storyteller Darci Tucker will bring her back to life. (Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older.)
Darci Tucker, playwright, actress, and storyteller, has told stories at festivals across the US, created a character interpretation program at a TN university, and regularly performs her original, one-woman play, Revolutionary Women, in schools across the nation. She founded American Lives in 2000 to bring history to life for students and museum visitors. www.americanlives.net

All shows are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 Macdougal Street, NYC.

Events are free.
Box office opens one hour before the show. Information line  212-998-5867.
David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre. Regina Ress, Producer.

“Thank you, Inez Milholland” say Dutch women filmmakers of “Ahoy!”

Inez Milholland as featured in the film, "Ahoy!"Dutch women filmmakers have produced a new film, “Ahoy!” that features American suffragist Inez Milholland as an example (among others) of women who continue to inspire us today. Statement from the Dutch women who produced “Ahoy!” –a work shown at two film festivals.

With pride we present our film Ahoy! unsurpassed women of the world.The film is about a young woman who gets inspired by the lives of heroines. When  the leadroll dreams, some heroines come to live. Eventually she makes a decision. In this film we want to honour female leadership and courage of women all over the world and show their relevance for women in our time.

The idea of the film  came  as a result of a year project ‘Heroines Woldwide’ from our Dutch women’s organization Zeeuwse Wereldvrouwen. Our women’s group is located in the south of the Netherlands, the province Zeeland (Sealand). We live on a peninsula. We meet every week and the participants are Dutch women and women from all over the world, young and old etc. The goal of our organization is to empower women and to increase awareness in society about the role of women. We work through education, art, film, poetry, and with projects. At the moment we are working on the project Silent Voices, about violence against women. The exposition will be opened on March 8 on International Womens’ Day 2014.

During the year-long project, “Heroines Worldwide,” all women chose a heroine from their own original country and shared it with the group. In this way we got to know many unknown heroines. We made a Wall of Fame in our room where we have our weekly meetings. For most of us, Inez Milholland was totally unknown. We were excited when we heard about her. Her story is so inspiring and visual. We definitely wanted her in our film. We found out a lot of heroines who died young and dedicated their life to womens’ rights.

Making the film was a real adventure. We did everything ourselves. The film is entirely shot on iPhone. And women of our group played the heroines. We asked the community to help us with locations and horses.This project has really changed us. Actually, playing the heroines, literally crawling into their skin, changed the spirit of our group. On the 14th of February 2014, we joined the One Billion Rising movement and we went on the streets to demonstrate against violence against women and we also danced Break the Chain. With us was a Dutch heroine Aletta Jacobs  (also in our film) she came to life, to demonstrate with us and hold a speech for the public. We are not to be stopped now.

Thank you Inez Milholland, and all the other heroines.

The film has shown at Film By the Sea in Vlissingen and Cineffable, Filmfestival International Lesbien et Feministe du Paris.
www.roslinprager.nl       http://vimeo.com/61417700        www.zeeuwsewereldvrouwen.nl