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Friday, February 06, 2009

Friday Film Series Resumes at UNM Women's Resource Center

The weekly film series is back at the Women's Resource Center at the University of New Mexico. Films are screened on Fridays at Noon in the WRC Group Room. Admission is free. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy. The Center is located at the back of Mesa Vista Hall (see map). For $1.75 an hour you can park at the vistor's ramp (see parking ), which is a short walk to the Center, but a little tricky to get to.

For the complete Spring schedule, see page 6 of the Women's Resource Center newsletter (pdf). Here's a listing of the screenings set for February:

February 6, 2009, 12:00 Noon
Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100

Born July 23, 1899, Ruth Ellis was thought to be the oldest “out” African American lesbian. Her story offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of our history as lived by one inspiring woman. (60 min.)

February 13, 2009, 12:00 Noon
Unnatural Causes: When the Bough Breaks

The number of infants who die before their first birthday is much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. For African Americans the rate is nearly twice as high as for white Americans. Even well-educated Black women have birth outcomes worse than white women who haven’t finished high school. (29 min.)

February 20, 2009, 12:00 Noon
The Noble Struggle of Amina Wadud

On March 18, 2005, Amina Wadud shocked the Islamic world by leading a mixed-gender Friday prayer congregation in New York. A fascinating and powerful portrait of this African-American Muslim woman who soon found herself the subject of much debate and Muslim juristic discourse. (29 min.)

February 27, 2009, 12:00 Noon
Chisholm ’72 Unbought & Unbossed

The film follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party’s nomination for United States President and how she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. (90 min.)

February 6, 2009 at 09:14 AM in Events, Film, Women's Issues | Permalink


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