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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Women Featured in WCC Film Series

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the English department at WCC is hosting two movie screenings in March. Each film examines unique issues facing women today.

The films will be shown March 16 and March 23 at 6:00pm in Towsley Auditorium, which is in the Morris Lawrence building. There will be a discussion following each movie led by community experts. Admission is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 16: “Crime After Crime”

This film tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a domestic violence survivor who was wrongfully imprisoned and became a mentor and church leader from behind bars. After two decades of incarceration, her story took an unexpected turn when a pair of rookie land-use attorneys stepped forward to fight for her freedom. This award-winning movie has been called “magnificent” by The New York Times, “moving and inspiring” by The Washington Post, and “a must-see” by the Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 23: “Miss Representation”

Viewers are given a rare look into the lives of teenage girls and the mindset of politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and Gloria Steinem. Momentum builds with startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience with a new perspective.

For more information, call 734-477-8588.

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