The Gender Studies and Africana Studies programs present our second installment in our collaborative documentary film series highlighting the power of collective activism and organized resistance. The series spotlights the strategic efforts of citizens to resist oppression and social injustice and create change across a variety of issues and time periods.
On Thursday, March 2, we will be showing Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2005). Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) was the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress, the first black American to run for a major party’s candidacy, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential ticket. During her political service, she was instrumental in advocating for the issues of communities of color and women, serving as a founding member of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the National Women’s Political Caucus. Her life and career of activism and political work along the intersections of gender, race, and class have served as examples of leadership for many politicians who followed in her footsteps, especially former President Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Please join us for this viewing and discussion! Refreshments will be provided.
Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed:
Thursday, March 2 from 12:15-2 p.m. in Hillyer 229.
Resist Film Flier