On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 WyomingPBS will host a free public screening of The State of Equality at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St., beginning at 7 p.m. The screening event will open with the University of Wyoming Bel Canto Women’s Choir singing the program theme song “Circle of Light.”

While the event is free, tickets can be reserved in advance by going to CheyenneEvents.org or by calling the Cheyenne Civic Center ticket office at 307-637-6363. The State of Equality will also premiere on WyomingPBS statewide Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

On December 10th, 1869 the territory of Wyoming ratified into law the right for women to vote. Stories abound across the state regarding the reasons why Wyoming women were granted the right to vote 150 years ago. Was it a question of statehood; or did citizens respect the vital role women played in ranching, farming, community, business and family rearing; or did it have to do with a tie breaking vote by a controversial brothel owner from South Pass City? These are all questions that WyomingPBS, in partnership with Caldera Productions, address in The State of Equality: Wyoming Women Get the Vote.

 

Production funders include the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Think WY, Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation.