How It Began: Betty Friedan and the Modern Women's Movement
Muriel Fox discusses the origins of the modern women's movement, her role in the formation of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and her collaboration with feminist activist Betty Friedan. Ms. Fox is a media expert and activist who has remained a leader in the movement for forty-four years. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on April 25, 2010. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Redstockings, Riot Grrls, Three Generations of Feminism in Conversation
Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, lead a dynamic panel of feminists including Alix Kates Shulman, Farai Chideya, and Marisa Meltzer in a discussion of where feminism is today and where it needs to go in the twenty-first century. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on March 20, 2010. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Kiki Smith: Sojourn
In this exhibition, acclaimed artist Kiki Smith presents a unique, site-specific installation exploring ideas of creative inspiration and the cycle of life in relation to women artists. Kiki Smith: Sojourn draws on a variety of universal experiences, from the milestones of birth and death to quotidian experiences such as the daily chores of domestic life.
Kiki Smith: Sojourn
February 12 - September 12, 2010
Obama One Year On
Brooklyn writer Courtney Martin moderates a talk on the Obama Administration one year after the presidential inauguration. Samhita Mukhopadhyay, editor at Feministing.com; Charlton McIlwain, Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU; and Ramin Hedayati, Associate Producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, explore the media's coverage of Barack Obama and how his presidency has affected race relations in America. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on January 30, 2010. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell: Q & A at the Brooklyn Museum
The award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Gini Reticker, 2008, 71 min., NR) chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their country. A dialogue and question-and-answer session with Gini Reticker and Dr. Elizabeth Sackler follows the screening. Presented in conjunction with the U.S. National Committee for UNIFEM, Metro NY Chapter. This event took place in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium on December 13, 2009. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.