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Women's History Films to Be Shown at South Berkeley Senior Center

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Friday March 08, 2013 - 05:39:00 PM

In celebration of Women’s History month, the South Berkeley Senior Center is showing films on Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M. and Fridays at 1:30 P.M.. They are documentaries and commercial films and are followed by a short discussion. 

March 1 Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed 

Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005), American educator, author and politician, was the first African American woman elected to Congress and the first major-party black candidate for President. 

March 5 Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues 

March 8 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.  

American actor and singer, Dandridge (1865-1922) is best known for her Academy Award-nominated role in Carmen Jones. 

March 12 Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice 

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) , journalist, newspaper editor and suffragist. She led the fight to criminalize lynching, helped form the NAACP, and aided many black people who migrated from the South to Chicago.  

March 15 Daughters of the Dust –  

Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century 

March 19 “I Will:” A Tribute to Black Women 

March 26 Antonia Pantoja 

Dr. Antonia Pantoja (1922- 2002), educator, social worker, feminist and civil rights leader, founded ASPIRA, the Puerto Rican Forum, Boricua College and Producir

March 29 Zora Neal Hurston - Jump at the Sun  

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was an American folklorist, author and anthropologist during the Harlem Renaissance. Probably her most famous literary work is Their Eyes Were Watching God, although all of her novels, stories and essays are important. She made her way from the Deep South to Barnard College and study in anthropology with Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead. Harlem Renaissance writers were critical of her work and even rejected some of it. 

The South Berkeley Senior Center is at 2939 Ellis Street at Ashby Avenue. 510-981-5170.