"Running in High Heels" - March 5, 2009

News item published on: 2009-02-23 08:22:20

In celebration of Women's History Month, on March 5th, the University Libraries, Women's Studies, and The University Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW) will sponsor a viewing of "Running in High Heels." A documentary about women and politics, it was written and directed by Maryann Breschard. The film follows the campaign of a 29-year-old woman running for a State Senate seat in New York. Interviews and commentary by notable women from the right and left of the political spectrum are intercut into the narrative. The documentary explores the power of stereotypes in society and asks the question: if women represent a majority of the population why don't more of them hold political office?

Refreshments will be provided by the University's Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW). The event will be held March 5th in Cook Library room 123 6:00-7:30 p.m. For more information contact Tracy Englert in Information Services at 601.266.6396 or .