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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

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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Terri Hatfield
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