Films, Speaker and Performance. Maestra (Catherine Murphy, 2012, 33 minutes)
250,000 volunteer teachers join the national literacy campaign in 1961, only two years into the Cuban revolution. Almost half of them were under 18 and over half were women. Together they taught a nation to read and write-and their lives would never be the same.
Never Got A Dime (Shelby Hadden, 2011, 14 minutes)
The story of Lilly Ledbetter's 11 year fight against gender discrimination. When she retired after almost 20 years as a manager at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Alabama, her pay was 25% less than comparable male managers. The first piece of legislation President Obama signed into law in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which will allow a person in Lilly's circumstances to sue for lost pay. Ledbetter will always be remembered as a champion of women's rights and equal pay.
Speaker: David Sweet, former UCSC Professor & human rights activist
Performance: Santa Cruz Peace Chorale
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 24th, 2013 9:06 PM