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EvCC Campus Event - 2/19/2015

See the Film - Meet the Filmmakers
Thursday, February 19th - 12:30 p.m.
EvCC Jackson Center - Wilderness Room
EvCC is excited to host this free screening.
Come see the movie and meet Dana & Sarah!

Meet Two of the Filmmakers

Dana Michelle Cook                    Sarah Moshman

Dana Cook (Producer) grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Communications. She worked as an intern for Fox News, Fox Sports, MTV, and Montecito Picture Company and Director Ivan Reitman. After college she joined Creative Entertainment Services and since 2004, has been working as a freelance Field Producer and Writer on shows like Design on A Dime for HGTV and Dancing With the Stars on ABC. Sarah (Director/Producer) grew up in Evanston, IL and made her first documentary in high school. She attended the University of Miami for Video-Film and then moved to Los Angeles, beginning in reality TV and working her way up to field producer on Dancing with the Stars as well as other shows for the Food Network, Bravo, NBC, ABC and MTV.


About the Project

The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is the journey of five female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. Traveling over 7,000 miles, from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights 9 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. Two of the filmmakers will be with us at EvCC for a post screening Q&A.  


Selected Titles on Women's Issues

Here's a quick look at just some of the resources available in the EvCC library. Come in and check it out!

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Uprising - Sally Armstrong
ISBN: 1250045282
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing for justice.

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Women, Work, and Family - Michele A. Paludi (Editor)
ISBN: 1440803099
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
This in-depth review examines legislation, social-science research, and human resources management practices dealing with women's integration of work and life roles.

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Half the Sky - Nicholas D. Kristof; Sheryl WuDunn
ISBN: 0307267148
Publication Date: 2009-09-08
Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part.

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Airbrushed Nation - Jennifer Nelson
ISBN: 1580054137
Nelson delves deep into the world of glossies, explaining the ways in which these magazines have been positive for women, highlighting the ways in which their agendas have been misguided, and asking the questions that have long gone unasked.


Explore More in the EvCC Library

From ancient times to modern movers and shakers, here is a sampling of books and film available in the library. 

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Makers: Women Who Make America
ISBN: 1608838730
Trailblazing women like Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Linda Alvarado share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine.

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Pink Sari Revolution - Amana Fontanella-Khan
ISBN: 039306297X
Publication Date: 2013-08-05
Illuminates the thrilling possibilities of female grassroots activism in India through the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang.

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The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time - Kathleen Kuiper (Editor)
ISBN: 1615300104
Publication Date: 2009-12-20
This book begins with Hatshepsut and ends with Diana, Princess of Wales. Overall, the selections offer a good balance of gender, nationality, and ethnicity.

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The End of Men - Hanna Rosin
ISBN: 1594488045
Publication Date: 2012-09-11
The author reveals how the power dynamics between men and women is shifting at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more.

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Flappers - Judith Mackrell
ISBN: 0374156085
Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka—would presage the sexual revolution by nearly half a century and would shape the role of women for generations to come.

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Home Lands - Virginia Scharff; Carolyn Brucken
ISBN: 0520262182
Publication Date: 2010-05-18
Women encountered and transformed three different archetypal Western landscapes: the Rio Arriba of northern New Mexico, the Front Range of Colorado, and the Puget Sound waterscape.


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