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Tag: WHM2017

Events planned for Women’s History Month in 2017

Amy Gary discusses the life of Margaret Wise Brown

Amy Gary discusses her book “In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown” in which she captures the eccentric and exceptional life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics “Goodnight Moon” and “The Runaway Bunny.” Brown’s books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few […]

Film and Discussion: “Equal Means Equal”

This documentary offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues including workplace harassment, domestic violence, the judicial system and more. Amada Sandoval, director of the Princeton […]

Film: “Jackie”

Natalie Portman stars as Jackie Kennedy in this biographical drama that follows the First Lady through her days in the White House and after the assassination of her husband. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Community Room

Library Live at Labyrinth: Maria DiBattista and Deborah Nord

The authors discuss their book “At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present.” In a sweeping reevaluation of the past two centuries of women’s writing, the book argues that this body of work has been defined less by domestic concerns than by an active engagement with the most pressing […]

Patricia Hruby Powell and Shadra Strickland

The author and illustrator talk about their book “Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case” in this special joint appearance. The novel in verse explores the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple whose marriage led to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Virginia’s law that forbid interracial marriage. […]

A Musical Salute to Molly Picon, Star of the Yiddish Theater

In this lecture/concert, award-winning professor and performer Diane Cypkin tells the life story the “First Lady of the Yiddish stage.” Community Room Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Film and Talk: “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”

This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. The screening will be followed by a discussion with members of Code for Princeton, Princeton Highshool’s SiSTEM, the Montgomery Techsters, and Princeton University’s GWiSE and library staff.