Women's Film Festival

Full Episode

Social Safety Net, Ivanka Trump's Role; Hidden Figures

Social Safety Net, Ivanka Trump's Role; Hidden Figures

Cuts to social programs, Ivanka's role, and the book behind the movie.

Webisode

TTC Extra: Transgender Bathroom Directive

TTC Extra: Transgender Bathroom Directive

Transgender students can not use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Women's News

A Way To Actually Help Women On International Women’s Day
National Review

February 27, 2017  | Read More »

Organizers of the Women’s March are calling on women to strike on March 8, International Women’s Day. Originally called International Working Women’s Day, it traditionally celebrates women’s achievements in politics, the workplace, and society.

I’m Fighting The Ban On Lipstick Under My Burkha. Indian Women Need A Voice
The Guardian

February 27, 2017  | Read More »

When I was making Lipstick Under My Burkha, I didn’t think I was making a film that would scare a democratic country like India. I certainly didn’t expect the Central Board of Film Certification there to refuse to certify the film, thereby blocking its release. Their reasons include that it is “lady oriented”, it contains “sexual scenes” and is “audio pornography”.

Viola Davis Just Became The First Black Woman To Win An Oscar, Emmy And Tony For Acting
Washington Post

February 27, 2017  | Read More »

When Viola Davis walked onstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress, she also vaulted herself into one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world.

Palestinian women lead resistance in Budrus
Al Jazeera

February 27, 2017  | Read More »

This was not the first time that the women of Budrus have claimed victory against Israeli incursions on their lands. They led the village's resistance movement against Israel's separation barrier in 2003, and say that they have successfully defended 95 percent of their land from Israeli confiscations.


Blog

We Have Done It Before

February 28, 2017 We Have Done It Before

By Sallie Bingham

My dog Pip loves the dog park here in Santa Fe, a beautifully open stretch of sand, rock, and cactus with views of two mountain ranges capped with snow. It’s the only place where, legally, I can let Pip off his leash to run with a freed dog’s delicious abandon, chasing other gamboling dogs. I’ve never encountered a mean dog there, or a surly owner, which leads me to wonder whether dogs bring out the best in us as we—sometimes—bring out the best in them.

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One Beakful At A Time

February 21, 2017 One Beakful At A Time

By: Sallie Bingham 

A Native American fable tells of the hummingbird that was able to put out a raging forest fire with one beakful of water at a time. There is guidance here for all of us who are already, after a month of this administration, feeling overwhelmed by noise and perhaps exhausted by the continuing crisis.

No one can take on all these issues at once. The number of petitions to be signed sometimes seems onerous. And yet this is the most important time yet for our participation to increase, rather than lag.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

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