This Women’s History Month, watch films that showcase how women are working against deep-rooted gender discrimination and stereotypes while advocating for their stories to be told – from the groundbreakers of the suffrage movement to high school students amplifying their voices to win championships and parity on a Massachusetts high school debate team in the new Local, USA special Girl Talk.
Meltdown in Dixie
In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, South Carolina between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. MELTDOWN IN DIXIE explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in 21st century America and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.
Storming Caesars Palace
After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan joined a welfare rights group of mothers who defied notions of the “welfare queen.” In a fight for guaranteed income, Ruby and other equality activists took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut down Caesars Palace.
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WORLD celebrates Women’s History Month with films appreciating the hard-won battles for gender equality while recognizing how much more we all have to work toward – explore the line-up and watch more in our Her Stories collection.
Watch new premieres like Girl Talk: A Local, USA Special, following young high school debaters in Massachusetts, on 3/6 and America ReFramed’s A Decent Home, exploring the housing crisis through mobile home owners across the U.S, on 3/16.
And Stories from the Stage is all new every week in March – watch on Mondays at 9:30/8:30c and follow the show on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast for more.
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Even during difficult times, women – mothers, daughters, sisters and more – persevere, continuing to make it their life's mission to open doors for the generations to come. During Women's History Month in March, WORLD shares the stories of women and girls who have defied social norms for the opportunity at equality.
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