One Billion Rising
Event Title: Free documentary screening - Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Organization: WOMEN'S CENTER PROGRAMS
Web Site: www.onebillionrising.org/
*** This is a CYC elective event. ***
In solidarity with One Billion Rising, the Gettysburg College Women’s Center and Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX present:
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Biography of an Influential Civil Rights Activist and Poet
Thursday, February 13, 2020
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Join us for this free documentary screening celebrating Maya Angelou’s remarkable life of inspirational artistic uprising.
Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. (www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/maya-angelou-film/7533/)
Running Time 114 mins
One Billion Rising is a global campaign to end violence against women, rise for justice, and promote gender equality. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, or about one billion women. Every year, we rise to mobilize in solidarity against all forms of violence in our community. Everyone is welcome to this empowering event celebrating intersectional feminist advocacy.
Thursday, February 13 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm