Women’s History Month Presentation – Images of Women in the Law: Hollywood on Trial

Calendar: ALA Capital Chapter Events
Type: Public
Title: Women’s History Month Presentation – Images of Women in the Law: Hollywood on Trial
Group: ALA Staff and Administrators
Owner: ALA CC Management Team [ALA Capital Chapter]
Start: Mar 09, 2023 01:00 PM America/Eastern
End: Mar 09, 2023 02:00 PM America/Eastern
Description: The ALA Capital Chapter is proud to host a virtual event
celebrating Women’s History Month.

Hollywood on Trial:
Images of Women in Law
Thursday, March 9 at 1:00 pm EST

During this educational session, Elizabeth Weitzman will contextualize essential issues like gatekeeping, diversity, and inclusion through fascinating cultural and historical images of women in law. Using film and television portrayals that span a full century, Elizabeth will illustrate the dramatically varied ways popular culture has reflected and redefined our views of women in the workplace. The program begins with the first media image of a working woman inside a courtroom and ends by exploring the ways contemporary artists are teaching all of us to reject and reframe the biases still entrenched in professional narratives.

Elizabeth Weitzman is an award-winning journalist and speaker, and the bestselling author of more than twenty books on a wide range of subjects. Her most recent is Renegade Women in Film & TV, which chronicles the remarkable hidden history of cultural pioneers. Elizabeth was a film critic for the New York Daily News from 2000-2015, and currently covers movies for The Wrap. She has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, and written for publications like the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Marie Claire, and Harper’s Bazaar. You can learn more about her work at www.elizabethweitzman.com

As always, thank you for your commitment to learning and sharing. We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, March 9!
Location: Zoom - link will be provided at registration.
Registration Link: http://www.alacapchap.org/e/in/eid=14
Contact Name: Haley Johnson
Contact Email: haley@alacapchap.org