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’Suffragette’ Essay Contest Launched

The new film 'Suffragette'The new film 'Suffragette' has inspired an essay contest.

Emerson students are invited to enter an essay contest that is being held in conjunction with the release of the new film Suffragette.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep, the film tells the story of the early members of the British women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Those entering the My Vision, My Voice Essay Contest are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship. The essay should be 750–1,000 words with a theme of “Your vision for women in America and/or around the world.” 

Emerson alumna Kathie Berlin ’65 is publicist for Suffragette. The film was premiered on the Emerson campus on September 30.

The contest website reads, in part, “The suffragettes fought so that women’s voices would be heard. We want to hear your voice. Inspire us, inspire the world! What is your vision for your future? Your vision for the future of women? When you think about tomorrow, what type of world do you see? What type of world do you want it to be?” 

Submit your entry by November 6, 2015.

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