As we shelter in place during this global health emergency, let's not forget the contributions of women out there who keep us safe, directed, inspired, and moving forward. It's Women's History Month, after all! In this unpredictable time, I'm thinking about the nurses, doctors, home health workers, domestic workers, agricultural workers, and government officials who are holding it down every day for family and community.
You can celebrate women's important societal contributions and learn about our ongoing struggles by checking out these e-books available through the Oakland Public Library.
The library also offers Kanopy, the movie streaming service which offers an excellent selection of films directed by and featuring women. Some of my favorites:
Be Natural: the untold story of Alice Guy-Blache
The Beaches of Agnes
Birthright: a war story (women's reproductive health)
Freedom for Birth: women's right in childbirth
Apache 8: Apache women firefighters
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women
Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Regarding Susan Sontag
She's Beautiful When She's Angry
Standing on My Sister's Shoulders: women of the Civil Rights Movement
I am a Girl: girls around the world
Enjoy! And remember to stay safe!