07. March 2017 - 17:00 till 18:30
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REEL Feminism: "Reflections Unheard" Film Screening | University of Illinois Women's Resources Center | Tuesday, 07. March 2017

REEL FEMINISM is a documentary series sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center at the University of Illinois consisting of four films screened in honor of Women’s History Month. The selected films represent a cross-section of films exploring the history of feminist organizing through activism, media, and art. An interactive discussion will follow each screening. Refreshments will be provided. All films will be closed-captioned.

Through the personal stories of several former black female Civil Rights activists, Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights unearths the lesser-known story of black women’s political marginalization between the male-dominated Black Power movement, and the predominantly white and middle class Feminist movement during the 1960s and 70s, as well as the resulting mobilization of black and other women of color into a united Feminist movement.

Reflections Unheard is a feature length documentary, and the first of its kind to focus exclusively on black women’s contributions and experiences during the Civil Rights era.

Running Time: 81min.