American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach Branch is hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation by filmmaker Jennifer Hall Lee at The Art Theatre, 2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814 on Wednesday, March 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. The film will be followed by a unique narrative and conversation with writer, filmmaker and speaker Jennifer Hall Lee. “As we watch a woman make a serious run for the White House, the interest in the feminist movement has a new generation asking questions about what it really means to be a feminist,” says Ms. Lee.
Jennifer Lee was the 2013 winner of the “Best of the Fest for Documentary” at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival for Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation. It tells the untold histories of lesser known feminist icons from the 1960s and 1970s. The film follows feminism in the 1960s, referred to as the “Women’s Liberation Movement” or “Women’s Lib” from the origins of the Second Wave as part of the Civil Rights movement to Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking “The Feminine Mystique” to the protests at the 1967 Miss America Pageant.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), founded in 1881, and with over 80,000 members nationwide, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The AAUW Long Beach Branch has been active in its community since 1911. AAUW Membership is open to women and men with an AA degree or higher. Information about membership in AAUW or to purchase tickets to the screening, can be found at www.aauw-longbeach.org.
This article was released by American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach Branch.