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Gender Issues Is Topic of Library’s 2016 Summer Documentary Series

Update: The Aug. 17 showing has been moved to Room 207.

Three screenings at the UNC Library this summer will explore gender issues through documentary films.

All showings will take place in Room 205 of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library.  The viewings are free and open to the public. There will be an opportunity for discussion at the end of each showing.

Movie snacks will be provided; please bring your own beverage.

Draft Day and Mexico’s Third Gender

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Two short documentaries: One about two Thai girls who were born male as they participate in Thailand’s military draft; the other about the muxes of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1:30 – 3 p.m.
An exploration of misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media.

Funny Ladies: A Portrait of Women Cartoonists (now in Room 207)

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Why are so few women in the comics page? A look at the lives and work of cartoonists Cathy Guisewite, Nicole Hollander, Lynda Barry, and “Brenda Starr’s” Dale Messick.

The summer film series is sponsored by the Library’s Diversity Programming and Education Committee to highlight library resources related to diversity issues. Prior topics have included Food and Social Justice, Native American culture, and neurodiversity.


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