The 2016 DC LaborFest continues tonight with a screening of “Suffragette” at 7pm at the AFI Silver Theatre; “Suffragette” reveals the working women whose actions for social justice in England were the foundation for the early feminist movement. They had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing and, inspired by leaders such as Emmeline Pankhurst -- the political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote -- were radicalized and turned to violence as the only route to change. There are also a few spots left for tomorrow’s WPA MURAL TOUR at noon, a rare chance to see dozens of stunning New Deal-commissioned murals depicting the country’s postal heritage at the former headquarters for the U.S. Post Office Department, now home to the Environmental Protection Agency. The tour is FREE but you must register online.
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