Stimulus Movie Screening: Standing On My Sisters' Shoulders

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In 2012, Stimulus brought you the screening of the ground-breaking documentary Miss Representation.

In 2013, we joined a global campaign to educate and empower girls around the world and brought you Girl Rising.

This year, for Women's History Month, we bring you Standing on my Sisters' Shoulders, a film that tells the compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement through the view of its remarkable and courageous women.

The Civil Rights movement brought forth many heroes, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Rosa Parks, who have been made famous by their commitment to the cause. Yet most of us have never heard of Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, Unita Blackwell, Mae Bertha Carter, or Victoria Gray Adams. Without the efforts of these courageous women, the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi would not have been possible. In a state where lynching of black males was the highest in the nation, a unique opportunity for women emerged to become activists in the movement. This is their story of commitment, bravery and leadership in the face of a hostile and violent segregated society.

In the name of freedom and equal rights, these women bravely faced adversity and risked their physical safety, jobs, and even their lives. When asked how they did it, one activist said, “I was standing on my sisters’ shoulders.”

Check out the trailer here and join us on March 26th:

Doors open at 6pm
Film begins at 6:30
Together, we can create powerful change. We hope you’ll join this movement with us!

In addition to providing an awesome opportunity for women in this community to join together, we are collaborating with invaluable community organizations to bring this event to Philly.

William Way Community Center
Freedom G Photography
Philly Dyke March
Lutheran Settlement House

Our community sponsors will be present at the event to answer questions and distribute materials about their organizations. Nellie Fitzpatrick will also be saying a few words about her new appointment, and will be available to meet and greet everyone!

$5-10 suggested donation. A portion of Standing on my Sisters' Shoulders ticket sales will be donated.
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