Come see two moving, extraordinary shorts that help tell the tale of Title IX, the 37 words that caused a revolution in education for women, from middle school shop to graduate school admissions — most visibly in sports for women.
Lucy Harris made the first basket in Olympic women’s basketball, and was drafted by the NBA. Without Title IX, she wouldn’t have gone to college, and had either opportunity. She tells her own story in the heartrending, Oscar-winning short The Queen of Basketball.
Few know that Title IX almost didn’t pass, because one of its key sponsors, Patsy Mink, was called away for a family emergency. Mink! tells the story of Senator Mink’s path as the first woman of color ever to serve in Congress, and the crucial role she played in Title IX’s passage. Piedmont Rec Department’s Chelle Putzer and Eva Phalen will speak after the screening, sharing surprising and exciting information about opportunities and challenges for girls in sports today.
ADFS is sponsored by the City of Piedmont, Piedmont Adult School, the Oakland and Piedmont Leagues of Women Voters, and the Piedmont Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee