October 22, 2020 @ 8:00PM — 9:30PM
A full-length documentary film from Academy Award-winning directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar
In the early 1970s, a group of secretaries in Boston decided that they had suffered in silence long enough. They started fighting back, creating a movement to force changes in their workplaces. This movement became national, and is a largely forgotten story of U.S. twentieth century history. It encapsulates a unique intersection of the women’s movement with the labor movement. The awareness these secretaries brought to bear on women’s work reverberates even today. Clericals were the low-wage workers of their era. America now confronts the growing reality of deep income inequality. The stories and strategies of these bold, creative women resonates in contemporary America.
Runtime: 89 minutes
Special thanks to PNC for their sponsorship of the theater rental!