Women’s Studies

All 3 films highlight women with diverse academic, activist and organizational perspectives on peace and power structures


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Gettysburg College (PA) –  screens The Promise of America in conjunction with their “Women and War” lecture series. The lecture was part of the Global Studies Department’s Annual Symposium: Nature, War and Peace. The Women’s Studies Program co-sponsored the event to “stress cross-cultural perspective and analysis.”

Research Center for Women and Girls – Alverno College hosts a grand opening reception that includes Women in Communication’s screening/discussion of Changing the Conversation.

Waukesha Women’s Center  & Plowshares – co hosts screening/discussion of Changing the Conversation at winter luncheon program.

Women’s History Month – First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee screens a 25 minute segment of  Changing the Conversation with 2 other filmmakers to discuss perspectives of women in director roles.

Women and Religion Midwest Regional Conference  – screens Changing the Conversation to benefit the development of future engagement activities around this film.

Global Women’s Studies Conference – University College Dublin, IR presented The Promise of America as part of the 17th Annual UK and Ireland Women Studies Conference. Four hundred energetic participants represented 28 countries. We were invited to screen this film because “At this time, it is imperative that people from around the world are able to put a face on Americans working for change within their own country.”

Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault –  group of Milwaukee experts, law enforcement and community leaders appointed to address the issues of family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse view Changing the Conversation. Commission members work cooperatively with area agencies and institutions, the media, and government.

Professional Dimensions – Diverse group of women corporate and civic leaders respond to Dear Rita’s launch with dinner and a screening – followed by deep discussion.