Posts Tagged ‘Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation’

Congratulations to Jennifer Lee on being named Global Ambassador for the Global Media Monitoring Project!  Here are some updates about her and her work.

Women’s History Month Screenings in Public Libraries
Global Ambassador for Global Media Monitoring Project

March is Women’s History Month and “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation” will be screening for free in March in public libraries around the country. This is part of the Women’s History Month initiative.
I just returned from a great screening at the University at Buffalo. The screening was hosted by The Society of Feminists.
Additionally, I have been appointed one of four Global Ambassadors for the Global Media Monitoring Project. The GMMP is the longest longitudinal study of women in the media globally. Every five years the GMMP have monitors around the world who watch the news and report on the representation of women in news stories and as anchors and reporters. I will talk about the information in my presentations of “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation.”

Have a great Women’s History Month!

Kind regards,

Monitoring media around the world means “you are getting a reaction from a person not in the media bubble and getting a perspective we don’t normally get,” Lee noted.” 
GMMP Ambassador: feminist filmmaker Jennifer Lee by Solange De Santis February 24, 2014 

The 2014 Global Ambassadors for the Global Media Monitoring Project!

“The GMMP, which has been held every five years since 1995, monitors the representation of women in global media. So far, the monitoring shows extremely slow progress in bringing women’s voices to bear in public discourse taking place through the news media. Not only does the news present a male-centric view of the world, it is also marked by gender bias and extensive stereotyping that underpin marginalization, discrimination and violence against girls and women.” 
GMMP to have Ambassadors

“Feminist Stories” is poignant, funny, very powerful, and unapologetic.”
Charles Clymer, Huffington Post Blogger
Celebrate Women’s History Month!
Click here for the schedule with directions to the libraries

The Women’s History Month Screening schedule
March 1 at 2:00 pm South Madison Branch Library, South Madison, Wisconsin Calendar of Library Events
March 1 at 3:00 pm Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA Q+A with Jennifer Lee Calendar of Library Events
March 2 at 2:00 pm 
Klamath County Library, Klamath Falls, Oregon Facebook page
March 3 at 4:30pm Hereford Branch Library Hereford, Maryland
March 3 at 6:45 pm Durango Public Library, Durango, Colorado Calendar of Library Events
March 4 at 6:00 pm Rockwell Branch Library, Wichita, Kansas
March 8 in Flagstaff, Arizona Time and venue TBD Q+A with Jennifer Lee
March 9 at 7:30 pm Little Art Theater, Yellow Springs, Ohio Facebook page
March 11 at 2:00 pm Albany Public Library, Albany, New York Library Calendar of Events
March 12 at 6:00 pm Molokai Branch Library, Molokai, Hawaii
March 12 at 6:30 pm La Canada Flintridge Public LIbrary, La Canada Flintridge, California Q+A with Jennifer Lee Library Facebook Page
March 14 at 3:30 pm John F. German Public Library, Tampa Florida
March 15 at 4:00 pm Kansas Public Library, Kansas, Oklahoma Library Facebook Page
March 16 at 2:00 pm Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles, California Q+A with Jennifer Lee
March 17 at 5:00 pm New Orleans Public LIbrary, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 19 at 6:00 pm CU Boulder, UMC 457 Dennis Small Cultural Center
March 19 at 6:00 pm Igo Branch LIbrary, San Antonio, Texas
March 21 at 6:00 pm Pico House in El Pueblo in downtown Los Angeles. Pico House is at El Pueblo
March 22 at 2:00 pm Allendale Branch Library, Pasadena, California Jennifer Lee will participate in a Q +A with authors Ellen Snortland and Lois Banner
March 22 at 2:00 pm Bessie Coleman Branch, Chicago, Illinois
March 22 at 3:00 pm New Haven Public Library, New Haven, Connecticut Library
March 24 at 1:00 pm Rapid City Public Library, Rapid City, South Dakota Library Calendar of Events
March 24 at 6:30 pm Duluth Public LIbrary, Duluth Minnesota Library Facebook Page
March 26 at 7:00 pm Alicia Ashman Branch Library, Madison, Wisconsin Library Calendar of Events
March 23 time TBD Rapid City Public Library in Rapid City, South Dakota
March 27 at 5:30 pm at 
Hulbert Public Library, Hulbert, Oklahoma
March 27 2014 Boston University, Women’s Liberation Conference, Panel Discussion, “A Revolutionary Moment,” 7:30 PM Q+A with Jennifer Lee

There is always room for more screenings. Just let me know! jennifer@feministstories.com

Radio Interview
I will participate in the WBAI fundraiser on March 5 from 8-10 EST. 20 DVDs of “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation” will be offered as part of their promotional items. Fran Luck is the executive producer of Joy of Resistance: Multi-Cultural Feminist Radio

Recent blog postings

My piece in The Broad Side: “Library Activism and Women’s History Month” Read about the importance of libraries during Women’s History Month.

A portion of a historical timeline in a public library. What is missing? 🙂

Purchase a DVD
Your school or organization can buy a DVD of “Feminist:Stories From Women’s Liberation.” Currently there are many universities, public schools, beauty schools, middle schools, non-profits, and libraries acquiring their own copies to show to students and members.

Book a screening
Have Jennifer Lee attend your school for a Q+A. Email her: jennifer@feministstories.com
The official Website http://www.feministstories.com



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Joy of Resistance airs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9-10 pm (EST) at 99.5 FM in the tri-state area & streams live at wbai.org. JOR tweets at@joyofresistance

In the 2nd half of the show, we’ll speak with Jennifer Lee, director and creator of the new film Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation–which just  won the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival as “Best in the Festival for Documentary”–but which, more importantly, has the approval of many of the movement pioneers–approval difficult to come by, as this group was actually there  and has had to see its history distorted many times over.The documentary chronicles the story of the women’s liberation movement from 1963 to 1970. Beginning in 2005, Lee traveled the country interviewing many of the women who created modern feminism.

Lee introduces the film by telling her audience that she was motivated to go on this quest because she couldn’t figure out why the word “feminist”, when it came up in the conversations of her generation, was whispered, as if it were a scary and somehow shameful word. She felt that being a feminist was a good thing–but didn’t have the information whe needed in order to convince the whisperers of why she felt that way. She wondered why her feminist history had been so hidden from her and became determined to go in search of it.  

Lee interviewed, among others, Betty Friedan (Lee holds the rights to her last video interview before she passed), Aileen Hernandez (first head of the EEOC), Kathie Sarachild, (a member of Redstockings and a SNCC worker), Frances Beal (SNCC Women’s Liberation Committee and author of Triple Jeopardy), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton–and many others.

Punctuated by an astonishing amount of period footage and an energetic sound-track; the film touches on women in the U.S. before the feminist movement (starting with their having been ousted from well paying jobs after WWll); Betty Friedan‘s publication of the The Feminine Mystique; the President’s Council on the Status of Women; the struggles within the movement over lesbianism as well as class and race; the influence of theStudent Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Civil Rights Movement; the fight to get women included in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the founding of the National Organization for Women (NOW); the Miss America Beauty Pageant Protest–and up to the Ladies Home Journal sit-in and theWomen’s Strike for Equality. Many of the issues you see being raised in the film by are still being struggled for today–such as full access to reproductive rights and childcare–some 50 years later! Joy of Resistance hopes to offer DVD’s of this film as a premium during WBAI’s Winter Fund Drive in February.


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This just came in an email.  Great opportunity for those in the NY metro area to see this award-winning documentary and  to meet the filmmaker, Jen Lee.

There is a New York City screening of “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation” on December 5, 2013! The  filmmaker, Jennifer Lee, will there for a Q+A.

Here is the official Link to buy tickets:http://www.tugg.com/events/6419

Date + Time: December 05 7:30pm – 9:05pm
Where: New York, NY at AMC Loews Village 7
Price: $12.00 General

This is a crowd funded event. This is a young feminist doing this screening and she needs 77 more tickets purchased for the show to go on! Ten days to go!

“If I had a magic wand and could bonk you with it, I’d spirit you to a screening of a documentary I wish were mandatory viewing in schools: It’s called “Feminist: Stories of Women’s Liberation.”  Pasadena Weekly
“This is a MUCH SEE film for anyone who is interested in the women’s liberation movement.  This film addresses issues of intersectionality and provides important clips of a broad cross section of women activists.” – Linda M. Perkins,  Associate University Professor and Director of Applied Women’s Studies and Africana Studies Certificate Program, Claremont Graduate College
There are many ways to construct the narrative of this history, but Jennifer has put together one of the best. In one beautifully organized hour of video, she is able to cover the deep roots of women’s discontent in the postwar years, the brave and pioneering individuals who opened up to her about their women’s liberation experiences, and – most movingly – acknowledgement of the innumerable other women, the movement’s rank and file, in one of the great grass roots political developments of the era. Thank you Jennifer!” – Professor Ellen Dubois, UCLA Department of History
 “Remembering and studying the women who broke the barriers before us is not just the right thing to do; we ignore their hard-won lessons at our own peril. For American women, our careless amnesia is plain poison and Lee’s film is a healthy portion of the antidote. – Amnesia: Feminism’s Poison Pill, Huffington Post, Kamala Lopez


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Congratulations to Jennifer Lee whose documentary is receiving a great deal of praise!  If you live in the L.A. area, here is your chance to see her work.

Screening at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills

SheHeroes, a organization that inspires girls by introducing them to female role models, will be hosting a screening of “Feminist:Stories from Women’s Liberation” at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 17 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. I will be there for a Q+A. Click for tickets.
SheHeroes is hosting the film as a fundraiser. You have a choice to buy a ticket for $10.00 and/or contribute to SheHeroes through different “levels of giving.” Please come and join us!  We would love to see you.

This is a crowd funding platform, buying your tickets now helps make this event happen for SheHeroes. Click here: http://www.tugg.com/events/5489

Where: The Laemmle Music Hall is located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
When: Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 PM

Here is the link to buy your tickets:

Quick Fact
Feminist:Stories premiered at the Laemmle Music Hall in March of 2013 and won “Best of the Fest” for Documentary at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival 2013.

Read more  and find out how to schedule a screening near you  >>>>

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It took years to put together exactly the way she wanted it,  and many of her friends followed her progress through the process on Facebook and online at the website for the film.  Tonight,  all the hard work paid off for our friend and homegirl filmmaker, Jennifer Lee,  when her documentary,  Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation, won big at the Los Angeles Women’s Film Festival!

Friends logging on at Facebook saw this wonderful announcement.  Congratulations, Jennifer, for making history during Women’s History Month!   We are all proud of you!


My film won Best of the Festival for Documentary! I am delighted to have launched my film at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival 2013. This is a picture of me and the festival director Diana Means http://lawomensfest.com/about.html

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