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Film Screening: "North Country"
- Date: 03/06/2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Location: Hemphill Branch Library
2301 W. Vandalia Rd.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse.
This is a fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. that won a landmark 1984 lawsuit. The film stars Charlize Theron and is Rated R. A guest speaker will discuss sexual harassment and legal issues.