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Film Screening: Paving the Way - Geraldine Ferraro
Celebrating Women's History Month through Film
- Date: 03/29/2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Location: Central Library
219 N. Church St.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
The film profiles Ferraro’s life from an impoverished childhood, the struggles she endured while growing up, and the hurdles she faced and overcame both professionally and personally in order to achieve what no woman had done before. A highlight of the film is the emotional night of her Vice Presidential nomination and acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. A tough campaign followed, including debates with then Vice-President George H.W. Bush. While the Mondale-Ferraro ticket was defeated, the film explores how Ferraro’s landmark nomination and her conduct during that campaign changed the national perception of what was possible for women. A guest speaker will conduct a presentation on women in politics before the screening. The film is 87 minutes and not rated.