Fall DEI Film Discussion Series: Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed

FOUND IN: Culture/DEI, Events

Date

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxtvsBMzunS_-h88rtUuKQp0882nUCPAgY9gAn06gZJH7-dw/viewform

Description

The first Black woman elected to Congress in 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first woman and the first Black to seek the presidential nomination of a major political party four years later. Despite overwhelming discrimination (including being blocked from participating in the presidential debates by the leaders of her own party), her fierce support of racial and gender equality, the plight of the poor, and ending the Vietnam War won a stalwart following for her “Chisholm trail” campaign. An amazing story — everyone should know about. This stunning 2004 Shola Lynch documentary is available (free) to the U-M community on the Kanopy website  (accessible with your Level One password). This discussion is open to all, but please register here to receive the Zoom link.

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