About The Festival


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Raising 100 years of women’s voices in society, the ONE WOMAN, ONE VOTE 2020 Festival is a collaboration with national organizations and cultural institutions to present films, concerts, exhibitions, and public events leading into the commemoration of the centennial year of the 19th amendment passing, and the OWOV Film Festival in March 2020.  The film festival event showcases documentary and dramatic films that embrace both history and contemporary issues that make a difference for all women today.

On August 26, 1920, after 72 years of hard fought battles, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution finally guaranteed the right to vote to all American women.  Yet, having a constitutional right to cast a ballot did not automatically mean equal voting access for all.


In reflecting on the history, we recognize how political expediency to secure the vote for women would benefit white middle-class women, but neglect the dedicated suffrage work by African American, immigrant, and working class women. It would take another four years for Native American women to gain the right to vote; and more than a decade before Asian American and non-English-speaking women voters were enfranchised.

More organizing, petitioning and marching by a broad coalition of men and women was necessary to enact legislation including the Civil Rights Act of 1965 and to overcome state and local laws restricting voting rights.

ONE WOMAN ONE VOTE 2020 Festival highlights these stories and more to inspire and empower all women today and for the future. We hope you will join us as we celebrate a century of women speaking out and the power of each woman’s voice to elevate the voices of all.


Organizing Coalition

Planning for the ONE WOMAN, ONE VOTE Film Festival is being directed by an organizing council based in Washington, DC.

Steering Committee


Bonnie Nelson Schwartz

Co-Director

Michon Boston

Co-Director

Ruth Pollak

Advisor, History Committee

Michel Carr

Honorary Committee

Susan Barocas

Programmer, 2020 Film Festival

Robin Smith

Special Projects

Michelle Delino

Public Relations/Marketing

Judith Dawn Hallet

Educational Patnerships

Rosemary Reed

Sponsorships

Donna Woolf

Sponsorships

Barbara Valentino

Administrative

Melissa Houghton

Women in Film & Video DC


Founding Coalition


Bonnie Nelson Schwartz

BNS Productions Int.

Michon Boston

Michon Boston Group LTD.

Susan Barocas

Independent Producer/Writer

Michel Carr

Hillman & Carr Inc.

Michelle Delino

Michelle Delino Media

Ginny Durrin

Durrin Productions

Amy DeLouise

Amy DeLouise Consulting

Phyllis Geller

Norman Star Media

Judith Dawn Hallet

Judith Dawn Hallet Productions

Frances Hardin

Hardin Media International

Jennifer Lawson

Lawson Consulting

Barbara Matusow

Writer

Beth Mendelson

Voice of America

Ruth Pollak

Educational Film Center

Rosemary Reed

Double R Productions

Robin Smith

Video Action

Barbara Valentino

Evolving Communications

Catherine Wyler

Wyler-Rymland Productions


Organizing Coalition

Planning for the ONE WOMAN, ONE VOTE Festival is being directed by an organizing committee based in Washington, DC.

Steering Committee


Bonnie Nelson Schwartz

Co-Director

Michon Boston

Co-Director

Ruth Pollak

Advisor, History Committee

Michal Carr

Honorary Committee

Robin Smith

Special Projects

Rosemary Reed

Sponsorships

Donna Woolf

Sponsorships

Barbara Valentino

Administrative

Melissa Houghton

Women in Film & Video DC


Eurah Lee

Social Media



Founding Coalition


Bonnie Nelson Schwartz

BNS Productions Int.

Michon Boston

Michon Boston Group LTD.

Carolyn Bain

Bain Pugh & Associates

Susan Barocas

Independent Producer/Writer

A'Lelia Bundles

Madam Walker Archives/Author

Michal Carr

Hillman & Carr Inc.

Michelle Delino

Michelle Delino Media

Ginny Durrin

Durrin Productions

Amy DeLouise

Amy DeLouise Consulting

Suzie Galler

Muse Entertainment

Phyllis Geller

Norman Star Media

Ginny Grenham

Grenham Networks

Judith Dawn Hallet

Judith Dawn Hallet Productions

Frances Hardin

Hardin Media International

Jennifer Lawson

Lawson Consulting

Donna Limerick

North Star Communications Inc.

Barbara Matusow

Writer

Beth Mendelson

Voice of America

Ruth Pollak

Educational Film Center

Rosemary Reed

Double R Productions

Robin Smith

Video Action

Celia Straus

Veterans Entertainment Group

Barbara Valentino

Evolving Communications

Catherine Wyler

Wyler-Rymland Productions

Join us!

Contribute to ONE WOMAN, ONE VOTE or get more information by contacting our team today!