Women’s Equality Day is on August 26th – a date selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote across the nation. The observance of Women’s Equality Day also calls attention to our continuing efforts toward full equality (see more at the National Women’s History Project website).
The Division of Undergraduate Education, UK Work-Life, and the Office of Institutional Diversity are proud to co-sponsor with the Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) a showing of “Makers: Women Who Make America.” This PBS film documentary (3 one-hour segments) is narrated by Oscar-winning actress and activist, Meryl Streep, and gives an in-depth, bi-partisan examination of the women’s movement in America over the past 50 years.
KCW Board Member Margaret Koffler and the UK Work-Life Director Erika Chambers will kick off the film showing at 2 p.m. Attendees will learn more about the status of women in Kentucky as well as information about UK’s free employee resources (e.g., workplace flexibility, elder care, mental health counseling) and the Working Mother’s network here at UK.
You are welcome to join and watch all three one-hour segments, or join us at the beginning of each hour to watch a particular segment you are interested in watching.
- 2 p.m. – Part One: Awakening (the start of the post-WW2 women’s movement)
- 3 p.m. – Part Two: Changing the World (1970s feminism and backlash)
- 4 p.m. – Part Three: Charting a New Course (focusing in on the workplace and the “glass ceiling”)
This event is free and open to the community.
Come celebrate Women’s Equality Day with us!
Monday, August 26th
2 – 5 p.m.
Visitor Center, Main Building
(directions to share with community members)