On the 30. November 1918, the Reich electoral law with a General, active and passive voting rights for women, entered into force in Germany. In January 1919, the first national election with the participation of the female population took place. That is to say: 100 years of the same applies to select the law for men and women and to be elected.

This anniversary is a reminder of a previously existing injustice and at the same time, Proud of what they have fought for women since then. Against the Background that in the last months of parties and opinions are gaining strength, which is the equality of women and men is a thorn in the eye, connects us to the women’s right to vote is also a piece of responsibility. It is up to all of us, this assignment to develop, because it is mainly about freedom.

the women are free to as well as men the opportunity to live your life the way you want it: politically and economically independent! Equality stands for the freedom of each Person, regardless of gender or affiliation. It is an important part of democracy. Without equality democracy is not possible. Democracy needs women and men’s voices. Even 100 years later, are we still arguing for the equal participation of women in politics and the economy, equal pay for equal work, reconciliation of family and work, to the appreciation of the social professions, and protection from violence.

devote To this anniversary, with special attention to the equality of the city of Bargteheide Kathrin Geschke and the head of the people’s University Ute sauerwein-Weber officers to

Matinee and opening night of the “100 years of women’s suffrage – women vote

On Sunday, the 28. October 2018, from 11:00 – 13:00 To the town house, On the market 4, d-22941 Bargteheide

The program keeps surprising Highlights, which are also for men, and enrichment. It is women’s voices to accompany the event, the approach by the personal and historical to the legal considerations of the subject. Very different well-known and also less known, but no less militant women from the past and present come to the word – such as, for example, in Bargteheide, Germany-born pioneer of women’s political work – Louise Zietz.

in Bargteheide, Germany, who grew up doctor Heidi Höppner is a Professor at the Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin for physiotherapy with a focus on promoting health and part. She talks about her personal access to Louise Zietz and what she finds it un-answered.

The Berlin-based actress Eva Maria Kölling and the dramaturge Andrea Faschina have developed a staged program that provides the historical merits and the timeliness of the women’s rights activist Louise Zietz in the center. On the basis of a pointedly formulated the principle text for the necessity of women’s suffrage, it is a vivid picture of a dedicated fighter, whose emancipatory Vision is far beyond the historical interest of importance. In the center basic Considerations on the role of women as political beings.

In the agitation of font “Are you one of Ours?” from 1912, Louise Zietz has performed so enthusiastic as it is convincing, why the political Intervention is almost a survival necessity for every woman, and even more, basically a duty. Your designs are amazingly timeless, your crystal-clear reasoning makes it a great pleasure to follow you. Your impassioned plea, “Come to us” from the year 1913 any amount of use-value for today’s political debate. It is a holistic approach to education, empowers young girls and women to recognize their rights, and their Position and advocate declared decidedly. Musical and narrative elements round out the program.

Eva Maria Kölling for over 20 years, free actress. According to Federal-wide commitment to the city and the private theatres, and has been working for fifteen years in Berlin. Andrea Faschina is a literary historian and European ethnologist. She lives and works as a dramaturge, writer, and Translator in Berlin. Doctor Silke Ruth Laskowski, Professor for Public law, international and European law, with a focus on environmental law at the University of Kassel. They will talk in her keynote lecture “time for a change – a joint choice act now!” on the demand for parity in parliamentary conditions, as these correspond to a modern European understanding of democracy. The musical framework of the “Just8” — vocal ensemble form consisting of eight-character strong women(voices) as well as the highly talented singer Ella Burkhardt. Afterwards, all those present are invited to come in a World Café conversation.

The exhibition “mothers of the basic law” will be opened on this day in the town house, and is from 30. To see October 2018 in the city hall. Frieda Nadig, Elisabeth Selbert, Helene Weber, and Helene Wessel are the four mothers of the basic law. Your use of it is thanks largely to the equal rights of women and men in 1949 in the basic law. You fought with art. 3, Para. 2 – “men and women are equal.” – the anchoring of equality in the basic law. The exhibition pays tribute to 17 posters, the political commitment shown by the four political companions in the first years of the Federal Republic of Germany. The admission is free. In the picture from left to right: mayor Mrs Kruse-Gobrecht, Mrs. Ella Burkhardt (singer), Mrs Ute sauerwein Weber (head of the people’s University), Kathrin Geschke (equality Ombudsman), in the middle of Louise Zietz (bust)

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