Institute for Women's Studies

Film Screening: "Maggie Growls"

MAGGIE GROWLS is a documentary film portrait by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater of the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers in 1970 after being forced to retire from a job she loved. Her outrage and determination fueled a political chain reaction that forever changed the lives of older Americans, repealing mandatory retirement laws and proving that "old" is not a dirty word.

Film Screening: "No Job for a Woman"

When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the frontlines that she left husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be reunited. Ruth Cowan’s reporting was hampered by a bureau chief who refused to talk to her. Meanwhile, photojournalist Dickey Chappelle wanted to get so close to the action that she could feel bullets whizzing by.

The Metalanguage of Race: Then and Now

The Institute for Women’s Studies has partnered with the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Institute for African American Studies, Franklin College, the Atlanta branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Athens Area Black History Bowl, to bring Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, to the University of Georgia as part of the Women’s History Month programming.

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