Honoring Women’s History Month through Films

The Office of Student Life – Pluralism & Diversity hopes your transition to online classes is going well. We want to continue to celebrate the diversity of our campus and world through months of significance. Even though we are apart, we can continue to learn about one another and strive for a truly pluralistic campus. Celebrate Women’s History Month and Irish Heritage Month in March by learning more about one another through film.

From the Library: During the COVID-19 health crisis, we have canceled all in-person events. However, you can still view our Women’s History Month film online through our Kanopy streaming video database:

Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed
77 minutes (2004) 

Directed by Shola Lynch  ​

We encourage you to watch this award-winning documentary online through our Kanopy streaming video database.

Please login using your SLAS/FLAS username and password to access this groundbreaking documentary on the life of Shirley Chisholm.

This film chronicles the political life of Shirley Chisholm, the nation’s first African American congresswoman who launched a campaign for the United States presidency in the 1972 election. Although she did not win, she won much support, despite running in an era of prejudices and racial injustices.

The film takes a look at her presidential run and offers various interviews from Chisholm herself, as well as many others who worked with her on her campaign. Chisholm’s bid for the presidency provoked strong opposition, yet her tenacity to run helped empower more women and people of color. This film was an Official Selection at the Sundance International Film Festival and at the SXSW Film Festival. 

We will continue to highlight months of significance by providing suggestions for movies through Kanopy.

By Jeremiah Jurkiewicz