Join the Institute for Women's Studies in celebrating Women's History Month with a virtual screening of Councilwoman. The film will be available to stream from Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2, 2021. For more information, contact Terri at TLHAT@uga.edu.
This event series is sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law.
More About This Film:
The inspiring story of Carmen Castillo, an immigrant Dominican housekeeper in a Providence hotel who wins a seat in City Council, taking her advocacy for low-income workers from the margins to city politics. This film follows Castillo’s first term as she balances her full-time day job as a housekeeper with her family life and the demands of public office. She faces skeptics who say she doesn’t have the education to govern, the power of corporate interests who take a stand against her fight for a $15 hourly wage, and a tough re-election against two contenders. As Castillo battles personal setbacks and deep-rooted notions of who is qualified to run for political office, she fiercely defends her vision of a society in which all people can earn enough to support themselves and their families.
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