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NCJW, Hadassah & JEF host March 17 program

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah, the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) and the New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will sponsor the first of a three-part virtual series on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m..

Filmmaker Pam Maus. (Courtesy Pam Maus)

This three-part series will be shown via Zoom and will feature the the film “From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave,”  a documentary film by filmmaker Pam Maus about the Second Wave of the feminist movement.

This program will open with an introduction and airing of the short film, followed by a panel discussion at 7 p.m. with  Maus and three of the women whose stories are the focus of the movie.

To register for this program, click here.

According to Maus, the First Wave of the Feminist Movement occurred circa 1920, when women gained the right to vote following the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Some 40-plus years later, in the 1960s, women formed what would become known as the Second Wave of the Feminist Movement, a fight for equal rights.

“From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave” tells the stories of four of those women, Nancy Wanderer who went off to Wellesley where she along with Hillary Rodham (Clinton) vied for class leadership: Joyce Elliott, who was an unlikely pioneer in Arkansas’ school integration, Christine Lesiak, who spent her years at UCLA in campus protests and filmmaker Maus, who, as a 7-year-old learned about social injustice while watching the violent integration of Little Rock Central High School of television.

To watch this film ahead of time, click here.

For questions about our March 17 program, contact Briann Shear.

The titles of the second and third programs in the series will be  “Emotional Well-being in the time of COVID” in April, and “Work/Life “Imbalance” in the time of COVID in May. 

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