This session will feature a screening of episode one of the multi-part PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America. MAKERS brings the story of the modern women’s movement to life using archival footage and poignant, often funny, interviews with those who were leaders in the movement, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Following the screening we will discuss the documentary exploring such topics as what stories were told in the film, what stories are often left out of narratives about the women’s movement and feminism, and what are the links between the issues discussed in the film and the present day conversations and controversies within feminism and the work to end sexism and oppression.
About the Moderator:
Marnie Brookolo is a Campus Diversity Officer and Director of the Women’s Center at theUniversity of California, San Diego. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Critical Gender Studies and Political Science from UC San Diego and a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.