|Film: Sisters of '77|
Event Type: Reference Program|
Age Group(s): Adults, 20 Somethings, Seniors
Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
On a historic weekend in November of l977, twenty thousand women and men left their jobs and homes in cities & small towns around the country to end discrimination against women & promote their equal rights.
For four days at the first National Women’s Conference in Houston, TX, they caucused, argued & finally hammered out a Plan of Action, including finally ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
Archival footage breathes life into heated debates over issues like the equal rights amendment, reproductive freedom, lesbian rights, sexual preference & minority rights.
Featuring: Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Lady Bird Johnson, Coretta Scott King, Bella Abzug, Barbara Jordan, Gloria Steinem, Ellie Smeal, Ann Richards, Carmen Delgado Votaw, Liz Carpenter, & Betty Friedan.
Location: Christine L. McDonald Community Room
Contact: Patricia F Dolton