March 26, 2020

Celebrating Women’s History Month From Home

📷| John Kouns via Farmworker Movement Documentation Project

Let’s talk about women’s history

Women, especially women of color, have continuously led the fight to expand access to equitable education in America— – with reverberating effects in every facet of society. This women’s history month (and every month), you can explore these online resources to better understand how women’s varied experiences and perspectives have shaped society, and continue to do so today. 

What to explore

What we’re listening to

NPR’s Women’s History Archives

“The New York Public Radio Archives has pulled together some of the department’s leading preservation work, series and sonic artifacts concerning women’s history.” – WNYC

No Man’s Land by The Wing

“No Man’s Land is a podcast about women who were too bad for your textbooks. It’s hosted by Alexis Coe, the in-house historian for The Wing, a network of work and community spaces for women.” – The Wing

What we’re watching

MAKERS: Women Who Make America 

“The first season of Makers tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves.” – PBS

Dolores

“Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Dacis, her children and more, Dolores is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a passionate champion of the oppressed and an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.” – PBS 

3 books to get lost in

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon

Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosaline Rosenberg

How are you exploring women’s history this month and beyond? Share on social by tagging @XQAmerica and #ReThinkHighSchool or email danielle@xqinstitute.org with any questions or leads.

Danielle Balderas

Education Content Program Coordinator, XQ Institute

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