Award-winning journalist and the author of the highly acclaimed narrative non-fiction books The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote and Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War, ELAINE WEISS joins us to discuss her work and women's rights and suffrage.
Weiss' The Women's Hour was hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to the current political environment. Weiss’s powerful words will also come to life on the small screen, as Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television has optioned the rights to The Woman’s Hour as an executive producer on the project.
In remarks that are empowering and eye-opening, Weiss inspires audiences with conversations about what it takes to change the Constitution, the power of civic engagement, how change is made, and the story of past and present voting rights. Praised by the League of Women Voters of the United States for doing an “amazing job of bringing the history of the League to life and connecting it with our organization today,” during a speaking engagement, Elaine has an innate ability to connect with any group and clearly explain the direct relevance of history’s most controversial issues. The Tennessee Municipal League put it best after watching her inspire their audience: “In this crazy world we live in, we need more people like [Elaine] inspiring others to be good people!"
Weiss is also a frequent media commentator, appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, PBS, NPR, and C-Span.
This event is presented by National First Ladies' Library in partnership with Stark Library.
We can accommodate guests with wheelchairs and have special wheelchair seating available in Section B, Rows W & X (view seating chart for more information). There are no stairs to reach seats on the main floor.
Note: there is no elevator and all patrons with tickets for seats in the upper or lower balconies must use the stairs to access their seats.
HEARING IMPAIRED GUESTS
The Palace Theatre is now looped for the benefit of our patrons who are hearing impaired. Hearing induction loops are to people with hearing aids what Wi-Fi is to computers and cell phones. Hearing Induction Loops bring those who wear hearing aids back into the sound environments in which they need and want to participate. In other words, there are many places where hearing is challenging and those environments make it difficult or impossible for people with an aided hearing handicap to hear. These individuals will either have a difficult time hearing in, or avoid these environments. About 75% of hearing aids provided are equipped with a telephone coil or “T Coil.” When the T Coil is engaged, background noise can be reduced and the desired sound is sent directly to the hearing aid T Coil, and to the wearers hearing prescription. This enables the hearing aid wearer to hear performances and speakers clearly without environmental noise.
If you have questions about how a hearing loop works, or about how it works with hearing aids, you can call HEARINC at 234-347-0155. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.