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Documentary Double Feature on Feminism & Power

In 1920, the First Wave Feminist Movement, when women fought for the right to vote, ended when Congress ratified the 19th Amendment granting women's suffrage. Forty years later, in 1963, women would once again come together as the Second Wave Feminist Movement to fight for women's rights. Prompted when Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique in concert with President John F. Kennedy's Presidential Commission on the Status of Women releasing its report on gender inequality, which led to the formation of many local, state and federal government women's groups as well as many independent feminist organizations. The movement grew with legal victories such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and many Supreme Court cases such as Roe v. Wade of 1973. From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave tells the stories of four women who experienced this era from the front lines: Nancy Wanderer, who went off to Wellesley where she along with Hillary Rodham (Clinton) vied for class leadership, Joyce Elliott who was an unlikely pioneer in Arkansas' school integration, Christine Lesiak who spent her years at UCLA in campus protests, and filmmaker Pam Maus, who, as a seven-year-old, learned about social injustice watching the violent integration of Little Rock Central High School on television. NextStepRun! tells the stories of four women running for elective office in their respective local House districts during the 2014 midterm elections. This documentary film features how they confront the unique barriers to entry that keep women from running for elective office and ultimately has ensured the political system as a white male domain.
  • Start:March 26, 2019
  • End:March 26, 2019
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20002
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  • Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
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