9 to 5: The Story of a Movement – Film & Community Conversation

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6:00 PM, Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the professional fate of American women. Parton was singing the autobiographical tale of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change. Featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders, as well as actor and activist Jane Fonda, “9to5: The Story of a Movement” is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.

Please join Mt Baker Meaningful Movies for an online screening of the film at 6PM, followed by a Zoom webinar with labor leaders at 7:30PM and then a community conversation at 8PM. The community conversation will provide opportunities for small group discussion in breakout rooms.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9to5-screening-panel-and-community-conversation-tickets-135599589021

“9 to 5: The Story of a Movement” will premiere on PBS  on Feb 1, 2021.

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Special Guests: Moderator: Karen Hart, President of SEIU 925; Panelists: Mary Curry, SEIU 925 member and Family Child Care chapter president; Alice Lazzar-Atwood, SEIU 925 member at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics (IHME); Hana Thier, DiscoTech organizer

Sponsors: South Seattle Climate Action Network, Mt Baker Meaningful Movies, ITVS - Indie Lens Pop Up, SEIU Local 925, Meaningful Movies at First Church, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies, Woodinville Meaningful Movies

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1351388048535372?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22permalink%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22edit_dialog%22%7D]%7D

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 83 minutes

Director: Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar

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