University Relations and Communications

 

November 4, 2016

Documentary - Makers: Women in Politics

MSUB Women’s & Gender Studies presents documentary viewing and discussion on “Makers: Women in Politics”

Screening followed by moderated discussion by graduate students and reception. Event is free and open to the public at 3p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov 9 in LA room 205

 

Contacts:

Dr. Jennifer Lynn, Women’s and Gender Studies Center, 657-2922

University Relations, 657-2266

 

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — 

After all the ballots have been cast for American president and (hopefully) a winner declared, the Montana State University Billings Women’s and Gender Studies Center is hosting a screening and discussion of the documentary, Makers: Women in Politics.

 

The forum takes place the day after the election, from 3p.m. to 4: 30p.m, November 9, in LA room 205.

 

Following the documentary, Dr. Sam Boerboom, assistant professor with the Department of Communication and Theatre and MSUB graduate students Kelsi Gambill, Alyson Murnion, Sabine Oexmann, and Guido Riffeser will facilitate a conversation about the film and the 2016 presidential election.

 

Boerboom explained the event is quite timely, as this election season is one for the history books regardless who wins.

 

“The 2016 election provides a lens through which we can view the multiple roles women have played in each and every major social movement for change in American history,” Boerboom said.

 

The documentary focuses on the struggle for women’s political representation in the United States.

 

From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to current political leaders like Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton, the film focuses on the various ways in which women have contributed to democracy and the fight for equal rights.

 

Dr. Jennifer Lynn, director of the WGSC, notes that “this is a great opportunity to reflect upon women’s contribution to our political structures. Also, this give the campus and community an opportunity to discuss the election results within the broader context of history and current political discourse.”

 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information please email wgsc@msubillings.edu or jennifer.lynn1@msubillings.edu.

 

The WGSC (LA 201) is open 9am – 4pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the center’s website