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'Unladylike' With Sandra Rattley And Charlotte Mangin On Tuesday's Access Utah

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On Tuesday’s Access Utah, Tom Williams will talk with UNLADYLIKE2020 Executive Producer Sandra Rattley and series creator Charlotte Mangin.

In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted many women in the nation the right to vote for the first time. Fifty years earlier, Utah had been among the first territories to enfranchise women, and Utah allowed women’s suffrage again in 1895 after statehood. Despite these advances and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, key groups still remained excluded. To reflect on the meaning of these significant anniversaries, Utah State University will host an interdisciplinary symposium on March 19 & 20 that commemorates the historic events that gave political rights to women, but that also reflects on ongoing struggles for access to the vote.

As a part of the symposium there will be a screening of several featured episodes of UNLADYLIKE2020 with discussion and introduction by Executive Producer Sandra Rattley. This screening will be on Friday, March 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Utah Theater in Logan. 

Featured films from the UNLADYLIKE2020 series included in the screening include: Bessie Coleman, Pilot; Ynes Mexia, Scientist; Louise Arner Boyd, Arctic Explorer and Scientist; and Anna May Wong, Actress.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.