Film Viewing and Discussion
a PBS documentary by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
Meet 15 Women Who Have Created and Defined Contemporary US Culture
Inspiring! Uplifting! Provocative! Fun! Compelling!
About thirty of us gathered to view the film along with lively discussion. You may purchase this video from PBS (as we did), and / or view the trailer or complete version here.
“It’s sometimes surprising to discover the cumulative progress women have made in recent times. Just think, what field has not been enriched by females in art, theater, finance politics, law, entrepreneurship, science. The list is as impressive as it is enlightening. To realize that we’re no longer pioneers, the startling exception, the first to fly, or swim or sail prodigious distances in bad weather. No longer the first to untangle problems in science, math or physics.
No. We are multitudes, and society is clearly the better for our peaceful invasion. There is no modernity and no justice without the talent, the passion and the steely intelligence of women.”
Our discussion covered many elements inspired by the film, including a discussion of what it means to be a feminist. What does this really mean for those who came before us as well as those who are young today, and for men, as well as women, male youth as well as female? Our discussion was about knowing one’s own power, own voice, in service to what matters, and in service to humanity.
There also was lively discussion on the topic of Self-Doubt and Confidence. See this brief and fun TED Lesson: Tips to Boost Confidence!
Curated Resources on the topic of Women and Leadership, from last night’s event.
We look forward to seeing you at future events!
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