For Immediate Release
Contact: Lucy V. Vidal, Information & Communication Director
CWGL’s Founding Director and Senior Scholar, Charlotte Bunch, featured in PBS’ Makers: Women Who Make America
New Brunswick, NJ, February 21, 2013—The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University congratulates Professor Charlotte Bunch on being profiled in the documentary, Makers: Women Who Make America. Professor Bunch is featured in the first hour of the film, as well as on the Makers website. This groundbreaking, multi-platform project aims to illustrate the many ways in which women have profoundly transformed America over the last half century. In addition to the live broadcast on Tuesday, February 26th, the Makers website (www.makers.com) showcases those appearing in the documentary, and is host to the largest archive of these and other profiles of inspiring women.
“The Makers project provides an excellent introduction to the modern U.S. women’s movement, comparable to what the “Eyes on the Prize” PBS series did for the U.S. civil rights movement. It is a valuable tool for provoking discussion of the limits women faced in this not so distant history, as well as for thinking about current feminist issues in this unfinished revolution. I am honored to be a part of this pioneering project,” said Charlotte Bunch, CWGL’s Founding Director and Senior Scholar.
“CWGL is pleased to join the Rutgers community in honoring Charlotte’s inclusion in the Makers documentary. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce her contributions to a new generation of activists,” said Dr. Radhika Balakrishnan, CWGL’s Executive Director.
In commemoration of this event, the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium, Douglass Residential College and CWGL will host a pdf public screening of the first hour of MAKERS on Tuesday, February 26th, at 6:30pm, on Douglass Campus, at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ. Professor Bunch as the featured guest will discuss her participation in the project.
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