Women of Washington

Communicating America’s Founding Principles

Women of Washington is an educational organization with a focus on understanding local, national, and global issues that are critical to our world today.

WOW presents a monthly film as an alternative medium for education, entertainment, and promoting classical liberalism: a philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets. The film group generally meets on the second Thursday evening of the month. 

For information on the films and location or to RSVP to a film event, contact [email protected]

Runaway Slave

Directed by Pritchett Cotten

The Rev. C.L. Bryant shows how people can break free from a form of modern slavery caused by relying on welfare.    Rev. Bryant hosts a nightly talk show over KEEL radio in his native  Shreveport, Louisiana. The film premiered in Los Angeles on January 13, 2012. The film expresses Rev. Bryant's belief that the African-American community, "has traded one form of tyranny for another" by "buying into the entitlement mindset of  Progressives. 

Details

March 12, 2020
7:00 pm

FREE EVENT

Venue

Aljoya In-House Theater
2430 76th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Six Days in June: The War the Redefined the Middle East

Directed by Ilan Ziv

The shooting lasted on six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades stems from those six fateful days. On its 40th anniversary, the region remains trapped in conflict and is every bit as explosive as it was in 1967. "Six Days" chronicles the events of forty years ago with a fresh historical perspective. Beginning with the buildup for the war, and the political and military maneuvering of Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Egyptian President Jame Adel Nasser, the film takes us through the six days of fighting, the war with Jordan, the occupation of the West Bank and the annexation of Jerusalem. Featuring stunning archival footage and first-hand accounts of the war from both the Israeli and Arab soldiers who fought it, "Six Days" explores how these events became the flash point in history that reshaped the regional political landscape, destroyed old systems and brought new forces to the surface. Rarely in modern times has so short and localized a conflict had such profound global consequences.

Following the film, we will have a speaker who fought in the Six Day War.  He has a fascinating story and has agreed to share his experiences with us following the film.  During these days of increased anti-semitism, it is vital that we all know the history of Israel.
It's important to RSVP as this event will fill up.  Email [email protected].

Details

February 13, 2020
7:00 pm

FREE EVENT

Venue

Aljoya In-House Theater
2430 76th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

Directed by John Kent Harrison

The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.

Details

January 9, 2020
7:00 pm

FREE EVENT

Venue

Aljoya In-House Theater
2430 76th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040