For the Media
Politics are changing in America. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped put "18 million cracks" in the glass ceiling when she ran for president in 2008. Nancy Pelosi was the first woman to serve as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. As women increasingly break gender barriers, Charlene Gilbert , an independent documentary filmmaker and scholar, will be there to reflect and comment on the role of race and gender in popular media. She has produced award-winning short documentary films on gender including Mama's Girl, This is my House, The Kitchen Blues and Shot-for-Shot.
"Those women would not have imagined that they would see a woman as a very serious contender for the nomination to be president of the United States. To be in the moment in 1922 and then in the moment in June, 2008, you come to the same conclusion of witnessing one of the most exciting campaigns in the history of the country. The one we're living through now is standing on the shoulders of those six women."
Statehouse to honor 1st female lawmakers
“Whether it be a 70-year-old woman who upon retiring in a dream house discovers her husband no longer wants to be married, a 20-year-old single mother who sees a college degree as the key to getting out of an abusive relationship, or a woman deciding to major in a field where she will be the only woman in a classroom for two to three years, those women making hard choices are the ones who achieve amazing things, blazing the way and allowing me the privilege of offering a helping hand on their journey.”
UT director recognized as ‘Woman of Achievement’